Muskrat in the Snow, Pt. 3

Muskrat (Watercolour)

Muskrat (Watercolour)

Today wasn’t such a good one for painting… it was pretty good for Excel spreadsheets and database work but I think that put my mind in a Left brain kind of state that I couldn’t get out of. Despite studying the photo for some time before beginning and being as patient as I could nothing was working well.

As a result this is looking a lot more like a pencil drawing than a loose crisp watercolour. I washed out the upper portion as the background was too bright and wasn’t receding, then used dry brush strokes to reintroduce some texture.

Generally it’s a bit over worked… and my sticks are disappointingly unstick like. Time to start again 😛 .