March 3, 2012 Here are some photos of Monday Morning Breakfast Group being created:
Sketchbook and drawing: First comes the idea in the sketchbook and then an enlarged drawing to be transferred to the shikishi board later.
Background: The background is painted first and is the most difficult part of the painting. Colors are manipulated to flow and blend together, all at the same time.
Color is removed behind where I will paint the birds and cattails.
Black watercolor flows into the space left for a red-winged blackbird.