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Watercolor chicks #1

7 Jan 2013
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January 2013 Media Challenge painting. I drew the shapes of the chicks using a brush with a light wash and then added the layers of shades. Watercolor only on 140lb. cold press watercolor paper 9x12.

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Charlie Gunn wrote
on 7 Jan 2013 2:55 PM

Very cute.  I like this.

C. Brown wrote
on 7 Jan 2013 3:06 PM

Thank you Charlie. It was fun although I'm looking at it and see I should have added more leg in the second one from the left. I can do that tonight though. I learned a lot about shading with this.

C. Brown wrote
on 7 Jan 2013 3:36 PM

Actually I notice a couple of other things that need corrected. It's funny what you don't see when you're looking right at something.

on 7 Jan 2013 4:41 PM

Hi Catherine, SO glad you posted this! One if my all-time favorites of yours. Isn't it funny how we can see things in our work after we scan or photograph or upload it that we couldn't see with the naked eye?

on 7 Jan 2013 5:07 PM

Catherine, this is so cute.  You did a good job with it.  Please post it again after you make changes.

C. Brown wrote
on 7 Jan 2013 5:23 PM

Thank you Alex and Sam! They remind me of the different kinds of people waiting for the bus. Some are talking, some are looking at things across the street, and some are just wishing the bus would come already. One day C. Brown is going to post a watercolor of real people standing at the bus stop. I'll get there

Mark Hansen wrote
on 7 Jan 2013 5:57 PM

I really enjoy the light-hearted nature of this charming watercolor.

C. Brown wrote
on 7 Jan 2013 6:26 PM

Thank you Mark!

curtis wood wrote
on 7 Jan 2013 7:19 PM

nice work!


lynngolitz wrote
on 7 Jan 2013 8:21 PM



C. Brown wrote
on 8 Jan 2013 5:23 AM

Thank you curtis and lynn!

elisabeth46 wrote
on 8 Jan 2013 5:25 AM

One would stop eating eggs, looking at this adorable painting!


C. Brown wrote
on 8 Jan 2013 6:54 AM

lol. you're right elisabeth! I may have a moment the next time I look at a half dozen eggs.

on 8 Jan 2013 9:15 AM

Sweet.  Great job

C. Brown wrote
on 8 Jan 2013 11:04 AM

Thank you Laura!

RAUL wrote
on 10 Jan 2013 12:26 AM

Oh my this is beautiful!

C. Brown wrote
on 10 Jan 2013 5:58 AM

Thank you RAUL!

jcurry wrote
on 13 Jan 2013 10:53 AM

My favorite too!  I agree that before we scan and upload we sometimes unwittingly rely on the "picture in our head", then are forced to see more obectively after the upload process.  Great job, Catherine.  Love this!