Day 6 in my 10-day watercolor a day journal. I decided to try something different. This painting was NOT done in 1/2 an hour. More like two hours.
My husband loves it when I do paintings of critturs, so I decided to do an owl. And I ended up fussing with it. Ah well.
This was painted with a limited palette — Quiller Permanent Orange and Ultramarine Blue, Qor Quinacridone Gold and Winsor & Newton Raw Sienna. Orange and Blue mixed together give you a range of umbers, so most of the bird was painted with those two colors. I just used different concentrations of each to get varying tones.