For Week 30 of '52 Weeks of Watercolor Birds', I chose the beautiful Nicobar Pigeon. I'm a bit disappointed with it, though.
This was the first painting that I did using my Mijello Mission Gold Pure Pigment Watercolor Set, using freshly squeezed paint from the tube, and I found a bit harder to spread than expected. It was also the first painting I did after a hiatus of a couple of months, and it is always difficult to get my brain and hand working in co-ordination.
I did like how easily I could obtain the darkest values, and the brilliance of the colors.
I used a Silver Black Velvet Round size 6 and size 16.
This bird was done in the Global Art Materials Field Watercolor Artist Journal Hand Book, 7 by 10-Inch that I'm using for the '52 Weeks of Watercolour Birds'.
My reference photo came from the Morguefile archive.
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