Thursday, May 13, 2021



Willets are often found in groups along the Eastern shoreline of the US and around here are quite common. In winter and at rest, they make interesting subjects to draw and paint. With the amount of beach walkers at Chincoteague (and more importantly no dogs), they get used to people passing by and often allow a close approach. I can usually sit nearby then slowly move closer as needed to get as much reference as necessary. These drawings were done from a group of birds that were resting a bit further up the beach away from the waves. I'm hoping to do more studies and watercolors of these birds soon, and have quite a few ideas for paintings. These drawings are on Strathmore paper, size is 12" x 9".

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