Here is an update of my robin in a berry tree painting in progress showing a darker layer of paint added to the tree. I feel pretty good about the value contrast but will probably add another layer.
Another layer of a blue green added to the tree and branches on my painting in progress of a robin in a berry tree.
This picture shows the first layer of paint on the tree and branches of my painting in progress of a robin in a berry tree.
Step by step pics of my painting in progress.
I wanted my background color to be more saturated so I added second layer of blue paint to my painting in progress of a robin in a berry tree.
Day 4 Bird Count: 1 Robin singing and sitting in the cotoneaster looking at the grape nearby. 1 House Sparrow resting in the cotoneaster. 2 House Finches resting on the peach branches with one sitting on the very tip of the branch. 5 Lesser Goldfinches sitting in the plum and peach trees singing and getting cozy from the warm sun. 1 Cockatiel watching the backyard birds from the window. 4:00pm – 4:15pm (Great Backyard Bird Count).
Day 3 Bird Count: 1 White Crowned Sparrow chirping and sitting in the curly willow. 1 Robin sitting in the lilac then eating the grape that I left for him. 2 Sparrows sitting on a fence. 1 Lesser Goldfinch sitting in the curly willow. 1 Junco sitting in the cotoneaster chirping high pitched lazer sounds. 2 House Finches in the cotoneaster. 3 Lesser Goldfinches sitting in the pear tree. 1 Lesser Goldfinch taking a sip of water. 2:00pm – 2:15pm (Great Backyard Bird Count). I’m glad that I saw the white crowned sparrow and junco. I am not sure if their friends have already flown off for the season since it has been so warm.
Day 2 Bird Count: 1 Robin running off with the grape that I threw out for him. 2 House Sparrows nibbling at the apple core while the Robin is eating the grape. 4 House Sparrows drinking water and resting in the cottoneaster. 5 Lesser Goldfinches enjoying the flower buds. No sign of the snow birds that are here for the season. I hope that I happen upon them in the next couple of days. 1:05pm – 1:19pm. (Great Backyard Bird Count)