Friday, March 19, 2010
Wissahickon Wood Ducks - First of 2010
Yesterday I got out for a brief hour to see what new birds had arrived in Philadelphia. Wood Ducks! Both are incredibly handsome ducks, the male in an extremely showy way, the female in a much more understated way. I did a few quick fieldsketches, and you can see how rusty I am. I also took some photos and they are the basis of this watercolor. You might say I'm a bitty rusty here too. But I do like the watercolor. It has some sense of them.
There's nothing more exciting that fieldsketching so let's hope this is the beginning of a long and fruitful season.