Wednesday, January 27, 2010

watercolor and a... little bird!

Last week I did this drawing. I love to draw people , particularly children .My main medium has always been oil paint but for few years now I have been in love with the *dance and flow* that watercolors provides. Few years ago I thought to try but like every thing else in life , it is important to be dedicated to improve and find my own style. I have been really shy about it mostly because of the time and effort that is require in order to learn to paint with this medium ; however my heart really desires to spend some time ...some quite time doing just that.... so here it is .... and yes ,I will be showing you my goods and bads *grin* .I also plan to show you dear reader , what I use and perhaps you are like me ... just starting ...grin!

Soooo.... here I am i showing you my drawing that I did direct on the water paper.... I had the picture sketched on my mind but I should had sketched on a paper first because I had to erase my mistakes and I mess up the paper ...sigh... but I decided to continue anyways...grin.
First layer... very watery and soft... still ,the harsh pencil marks were not forgiven around the arms...

second layer....



Third layer ... I took this shot while the painting was wet.... it was late night and the artificial light was not good enough...



Then today , at afternoon , my little Ben asked me to go to the pond since he had finished his school work. I can not tell you how thankful I am that my children are home schooled. All our school work is done by 1 pm and there are always time for music, art and play.
Well... Ben had a surprise for me....*grin*





He found a little bird that perhaps felt out from it's nest... not sure yet.... Ben picked him up from the ground as he followed him and noticed that he could not fly.





I checked to see if he was hurt and could not find any sign .... the I got some water and bread and set him in a small box next to my table...... he gave me company and watched me work on my painting... smiles...my thoughts were then in Lord and how often I am like this bird... unable to take care of me.... how glad I am that HE has chosen me and takes care of me every minute of my life.smiles...

"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? "Matthew 6:25-27





Then I finished my little picture.... I had erased the pencil marks and used a water proof pen and add my highlights.... I changed her hands position a little bit too.






In this close up you can see a little better the details....smiles... I have another drawing to show you soon .... tomorrow will be another lovely day and I am anxious to see what what it will bring ... I know it will be wonderful because of Jesus.




4 comments:

Christel Hutson said...

Dear Patricia, what a wonderful post! Your beautiful young son Ben has the sweet gentle soul of his mother. What a blessing he must be! The watercolor is lovely, and the pictures of the tiny bird are precious. I am sure Jesus is smiling on you. With much love, Christel

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Tita, again, breathless is how you leave me. Even at your "beginning" or "learning" stages, you manage to capture a look that is appealing, incredibly charming and well-executed. The knowledge that you do have is very valuable; perhaps like you have said, the key is having MORE PRACTICE for this medium. I have always preferred watercolor to any of the mediums and I am so eager to start myself. Watching you will be a great tutoral for me. And oh how I love your little Ben and his sweet little bird! How is the little feathered creature? What a great photo of him on your finger!!!! What a rich life you lead, indeed my dearest! Excellent work! This little girl is absolutely beautiful! Bisous, Nita

The Dutchess said...

Dear Patricia...thank you for this wonderful and sweet post...Lovely drawing:)))...Seeing this bird sitting on your hand tells me that we should never lose faith..hope is a thing with featheres..and hope is very close by..look how this little birdie puts all his trust in you..!
Happy day dear.

Patricia Cabrera said...

Thank you dear ladies.*grin* I truly appreciate each one of you and your lovely notes to me and Ben. Have a blessed evening~Smiles~

 
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