Creating "Ruby-Throated Hummingbird"

Greetings friends, This past year, I began a visual record of my painting process. It is a great deal of fun to bring a painting to life. Below is a progression of images from my painting, "Ruby-Throated Hummingbird".   After finishing my sketch and before transferring the image,  I stretch my watercolor paper. This allows me to paint without the worries of buckles and ripples in the paper. To stretch the watercolor paper, I soak it in cool water for several minutes. Then, I gently unroll the paper from the center out onto my drawing board. Using a clean white...

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