Trying to get the feel of watercolor pencils has not been easy. I had to develop a lighter touch while drawing before brushing on the water. It was hard after randomly spreading a lot of acrylic paint with a palette knife in the past. This is not my first attempt, but at least it’s not trashed like others. I like the delicate look of watercolor, but I was never good with it. I’ll keep trying but don’t know if I’ll post more finishes here. 😂
I saw these in the woods behind our house while retrieving my trail camera. I tried to find them online but there are many kinds with very long names, so I gave up. They are quite large. Are they the kind I’ve sometimes seen with hand-carved images? If you know what they are, please comment.
In spite of my diligent observation yesterday from morning till night, and even seeing one baby bluebird poking his head out of the nest at twilight, my trail camera picked up nothing all night long. However, the nest is empty this morning. They left under the cover of darkness, probably too fast for my camera’s infrared motion detectors. Although I’m sad to have missed their leave-taking, I'm happy their life in the wild has begun successfully. We will be watching our bird feeders for an influx of baby blues. 🐦🐦🐦