Watercolor: House Finch & Freesia

House Finch & Freesia 22×22 Watercolor on paper
In three weeks, I’ll be hanging this painting and about 40 other watercolors & various forms of printmaking at the San Diego Artwalk in Little Italy. If you plan to spend a festive weekend near the Pacific April 27 & 28, put the Artwalk on your calandar, and plan to peruse Little Italy. I’ll be exhibiting at my new booth space – #172 at the corner of Beech & Columbia. See you there!
Checking for needed adjustments by looking at the art reversed in the mirror

Painting the house finch

The map of South America on the right of my work was reference for the
audio book The Path Between the Seas – The Creation of the Panama Canal (1870-1914)
 by David McCullough, which was fantastic.

Painting & Listening to a Book = Happiness
Laying a grid on my paper to get an accurate drawing down before painting,
with a little dessert on the side to make the process more fun. πŸ™‚

Art Quote
One can always acquire the additional knowledge and information that go into the production of a work of art, but – and I insist on this point – no will, no perseverance, no obstinacy during one’s later years, can ever make good a lack of practice. And is there any anguish like that of the artist who feels the realization of his dream compromised by the impotence of his execution? 
~William Bouguereau 1885

12 Responses to Watercolor: House Finch & Freesia

  1. Pat 11/30/2016 at 1:55 pm #

    Such a beautiful painting, Belinda.

  2. Belinda Del Pesco 04/15/2013 at 8:42 pm #

    @Nan, hello there my friend! Thanks so much for the lovely comment, and any time I can make your heart sing is a really good day, so thanks for making mine!

  3. Belinda Del Pesco 04/15/2013 at 8:41 pm #

    @Celia – Thanks, and I would say the same of your work too. Your colors all sing FUN together. πŸ™‚

  4. Belinda Del Pesco 04/15/2013 at 8:40 pm #

    @Don – Thank you, my friend. It means a lot coming from you. πŸ™‚

  5. Belinda Del Pesco 04/15/2013 at 8:39 pm #

    @Roseann – thanks so much for topping by and leaving such a kind comment. πŸ™‚

  6. RoseAnn Hayes 04/13/2013 at 8:47 pm #

    This one just blows me away, Belinda. Every single element – the finch, the flowers, the vase, the everything – you’re Amazing!

  7. Nan 04/08/2013 at 3:32 am #

    I love it when you paint this way Belinda! You made my heart sing when I saw this today!
    Love the tip of listening to audio books while painting! πŸ™‚

  8. Barbara Muir 04/07/2013 at 7:49 pm #

    Love this big time. Wonderful.

    XOXOXO Barbara

  9. Celia Blanco 04/06/2013 at 1:29 pm #

    You make it an enjoyable process and it comes through, so beautiful!

  10. Don Gray 04/06/2013 at 8:38 am #

    A stunning painting, Belinda–beautifully done! Good luck at Artwalk.

  11. Cristiane Marino 04/05/2013 at 4:08 pm #

    Wonderful Belinda! This painting is amazingly beautiful.
    What a delicious time you’ve had…
    Have a nice weekend!

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