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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

Thanks everybody, and thanks to Watercolor Painting Club for featuring my painting! I was surprised and delighted to see it in my news feed. In case anyone is interested, I have a YouTube channel where I show various watercolor demos. This painting is not part of my videos (as no one would want to watch me paint for over a week), but I try to show similarly realistic techniques. Please subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/user/pupedd

07/16/2014 Flag

amazingly beautiful! Thank you for sharing your YouTube channel!

07/17/2014 Flag

amazingly beautiful! Thank you for sharing your YouTube channel!

07/17/2014 Flag

Wow... this is fantastic! You did a great job.

07/18/2014 Flag

beautiful composition and technique

08/14/2014 Flag