A Sketch of an American Goldfinch

A sketch of an American Goldfinch.

©2014 Carol Gilman

This is a quick sketch of an American Goldfinch sitting on the very top of this narrow branch.  I also refer to these finches as the baby birds.  I am always amazed how light they are and that they can perch on the smallest of branches.  When I see something silly that the birds are doing outside, I create quick sketches to capture the moment before they fly away.

A Watercolor Sketch of a Home

A watercolor sketch of a home.

©2014 Carol Gilman

Many times I create quick sketches to try out colors, lines, and the arrangement of space.  This watercolor sketch of a home was for a custom order placed through my A Painting of Your Home page where I paint portraits of homes.  In this painting I tried out different colors of green and played with the relationship between the home, landscape, and sky.