Birds and Butterflies · Flowers · Landscape · Paintings/Realistic

Spring blooms – Shelter from the rains

 

 

22 into 15 inches Arches HP watercolor paper

Lilac : Distinction (of a refined beauty, sufficient to itself)

Peony : Beauty in Art (a beauty that displays itself and allows itself to be contemplated)

Birds and Butterflies · Landscape · Paintings/Realistic

‘Cygnets’ third painting in the ‘The Story of the Swan’ series

 cygnets

Painting size: 14*19 inches done on 450 gsm Hahnemuehle acid free watercolor paper with Schminke Horadam Artists watercolors.

     These Mute swan cygnets have just hatched and they are either gray or white upon hatching. Mute swans lay an average of six eggs which are greenish blue and the nests are rather large built in secluded areas on shores with nest materials being twigs, leaves, stems of plants found near their nesting areas.

The reference photo is contributed by ‘missmouse’ in the RIL of wetcanvas.com

 Visit www.watercolorjournal.wordpress.com to see how I went painted this.

Birds and Butterflies · Landscape · Paintings/Realistic

“The story of the swan” series – Manasa Sarovar Lake

 

Painting size: 14*19 inches, 450gsm Hahnemuehle watercolor paper

 Something about the long distance perilous journeys that migratory birds take struck a deep chord in me, making me want to paint them in a stormy sky setting. Thinking of swans, I soon realized that one scene wouldn’t do them justice and so I have started on a three painting series on swans.

 This first painting is a peaceful scene of Mute swans on the sacred Manasa sarovar lake near Mt. Kailash, the heavenly abode of Lord Shiva.

My other painting blog: http://watercolorjournal.wordpress.com

Birds and Butterflies · Paintings/Realistic

Gull – Noon flight

painting size: 30*40 cm  on Hahnmühle fine art 300g/m² acid free watercolor paper.

Birds and Butterflies · Paintings/Realistic

Baby Cardinal

 

painting size: 30*40 cm  on Hahnmühle fine art 300g/m² acid free watercolor paper.

Birds and Butterflies · Paintings/Realistic

Spoonbills

 

painting size: 30*40 cm  on Hahnmühle fine art 220g/m² acid free watercolor paper including border of 4.5*6cm. 

Reference photo : http://www.wetcanvas.com