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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Swallows and Star Magnolia


Happy March 23rd! The Tree Swallows have returned to nest in the bluebird boxes and the Star Magnolia has started to bloom. It's 5 pm and sunny and 70 degrees. Delightful.


Sitting in a chair in the garden, I lightly sketched two Magnolia branches and then used the Zig Writer to trace over or redraw the lines. After that, I removed the pencil lines with a soft eraser.


I used my portable Winsor & Newton watercolor set and a water brush to paint while "plein air". I was in the mood for a simple page so I decided to leave it at the "botanical" stage and just added a few notes.

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