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A Little bit of Roadrunner

OK, so maybe I gave too much information in the last blog! But you have to admit, on the long chance that you decide to try out Wildlife Rehabilitation, it is something you need to know. The home flock has been fed, everyone is quiet, so I am going to try to sneak in an update. Shhhhhhh…………if they hear me typing, someone is bound to want something and start screeching! The background is in, and I have started painting the roadrunner’s head. It is proving to be quite a challenge to get the light colored feathers in. Did not want to mask, so am having to paint around the whites. The lighter browns need to fade into the white, and would have a hard line with masking that would be just as much work to blend back in. Yes, the trials and tribulations of a watercolor artist! With any other media, you could just slap some white on and be done, or erase, but as a watercolor artist, there is SO much negative painting to be done. This update should help you visualize that roadrunner spotting a little mouse and getting ready to take off………No, never mind, you might not want to think about what is going to happen, just enjoy, maybe he is really just going to play some new trick on the Coyote. Actually the male and female are very similar, so I don’t know if this Mr. or Mrs. Roadrunner. However, he could be Mr. or Miss since the red is not quite as large as it is for a fully grown roadrunner. Oh I forgot, don’t have that part painted yet, LOL. This is another species which used to be quite common, however, due to land development, they are becoming scarce, particularly in Southern California.

Whooo Hoooo…….the Birds are still quiet…….Oh No……….that must mean they are up to something….I had better check on them, cross your fingers that I still have anything wood left in that room, LOL.


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