Egret in Huntley Meadows Wetlands Park

Gouache on Canson Watercolor Paper SOLD
4" x 6"
This beautiful white egret really stood out against
all the darker reds and greens of the wetlands. It is
good that they stand there for so long!
I love working in gouache. It is similar to oils in that
you can work fairly thickly and continually overlay
different colors. But you have the option of also using
washes, which is nice for underpainting or just
giving the whole composition a particular tint.
I like the sketchiness of this piece.
This was done in a Canson watercolor notebook,
and because the dimensions of the piece were so small,
I didn't have to worry about wrinkling. In watercolor, that
certainly is one advantage of working so small!

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