This little one is an ultramarine flycatcher, a bird you can probably see in India but not so much Louisiana. I typically paint birds I’m more familiar with, the kind that fly into my backyard or wonder near the ditches on the highway en route to the grocery store (I’m looking at you, egret). But there’s just something about that blue, the way the darker values wrap the little bird in a hug.

As I mentioned in a previous post, I’ll be teaching a watercolor workshop sometime in February, and I’ve got to write a syllabus, something I’ve not done since 2012. If you were going to take the class, what topics/adventures/lessons would you want to see printed on that syllabus? I feel like I could take it in 1000 different directions. I’d truly appreciate your feedback!

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