Technicolour Rainbow Lorikeet – watercolour painting in progress

Technicolor - Rainbow Lorikeet (Watercolour)

Technicolour Rainbow Lorikeet (Watercolour)

The deadline for Project Member’s Show is looming (2 days to go) and I still don’t have a finished painting to enter… and what did I do today? I went out for 3 hours paddling down the Cook’s river. Mind you it was a beautiful day, and perfect for a paddle. We’re also out all day tomorrow too, so not much chance of a last minute charge for the finish line 😛 .

Here’s what I have so far and I’m pretty pleased with it, but it’s funny how you see things differently once they’re scanned in the computer or on a web page. I hadn’t realised how abruptly the bird suddenly disappeared into nothing after having so much detail!

I’m not sure what I’m going to do about it yet… do I build up the lower half a bit, or fade out some of the already painted bits? Tricky… Maybe if I head off to bed now I can get an early start & have another go 😛