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Costa's Hummingbird Watercolor

This little hummer looks like he’s chuckling to me. I’ve been really inspired by my Chinese Brush Painting class. I’ve been trying to incorporate the minimal feeling of Chinese Brush Painting while also keeping it within the Western tradition of watercolor. Hope you like it!

Supplies used: Epson Perfection V600Pentel Arts Aquash Water BrushesWinsor & Newton Cotman Watercolor SetStaedtler Mars Technical Lead Holder


Allen's Hummingbird

I’ve been taking a Chinese brush painting class taught by Jean Shen at the Athenaeum Music and Arts Library in La Jolla. Although I haven’t really learned enough to paint a proper bird painting using Chinese brush painting strokes, I thought it would be fun to try to meld the techniques into my own type of work to see what comes of it.

Once I learn enough to do an actual brush painting, I’ll post it!

Supplies: Pentel Arts Water BrushesWinsor & Newton Cotman Watercolor Set, Canson Sketch Pad 5.5 x 8.