The Kingfisher

Kingfisher - NB
The Kingfisher

A kingfisher in watercolour based on both my own image (found amongst some collage material) and the demonstration in Jean Haines’ World Of Watercolour book. This is my very first attempt at the kingfisher – a trial run – and I have to say it turned out better than I thought it would.

I will do another kingfisher and I will change a couple of things. My next one needs to be a bit shorter and fatter. And also I seem to have this bad habit of starting my painting in the wrong place and ending up too near the edge of the paper, as above… !! I must address this…

All in all a successful and fun hour spent painting this afternoon!

20 thoughts on “The Kingfisher

    1. Thank you Holly – I would have preferred him to be a bit nearer the centre. As it is, I didn’t have enough paper to complete his back properly! I’ll work on it… !! 🙂

  1. You’ve done a lovely job!. Did you sketch at all? If not, no harm to just lightly sketch your shape where you want it to be. That avoids misplaced centres of interest but personally, I LIKE assymetry?

    1. Thank you Carolynn. No I didn’t sketch before hand. I do like assymetry too, but I’m just a bit annoyed with myself that I couldn’t get all the back of the kingfisher on the paper… !

  2. Such a lovely Kingfisher! We have several that like to search out the frogs on our pond! Noisy birds they are, but so beautiful! You really did a beautiful job with your first attempt.Looking forward to your Grosbeak! (hint hint)
    Jackie “)

  3. I actually like the placement on the paper, though I understand what you mean about starting in the wrong place. I guess it’s a balance between planning and spontaneity. He’s sweet!

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