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Eddington-Winter Wonderland Contest 2013

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Tougher Than the Rest

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Category Drawing
Type Painting
Subject Wildlife
Material Watercolor
Style Realist
Kelly Eddington on craftsy.com

Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. I completed this watercolor (18"x24") last month, inspired by the birds that stick around my Illinois home after most of them have migrated. It's called "Tougher Than the Rest." I used Old Holland watercolors, and after I finished the preliminary drawing, I worked on the branches for about a week. I used drybrush on top of wet-into-wet layers to create a rough, weathered texture, and I used the same techniques on the cardinal's feathers to make them look soft and puffy. I loved the female cardinal's subtle colors.

Kelly Eddington on craftsy.com

Is the piece for sale? Yes

Kelly Eddington on craftsy.com

This is gorgeous! I love female cardinals.

01/28/2015 Flag

Congrats ! ... It's just beautiful .

01/28/2015 Flag

I do love Momma Cardinals!

01/29/2015 Flag

A+ !

03/28/2015 Flag

Great detail, your realistic style is stunning!

04/25/2015 Flag