Watercolor bird paintings: Spectacled Owl and African Penguin

The birds are keeping me busy!
This past week I painted the African Penguin (below)
and today I finished off the Spectacled Owl.
The photograph above was taken with a flash - no proper scan yet - but it
will at least give you an idea of the painting!

I've been working with the same Daniel Smith palette 
for a few weeks now, and rarely stray from it except to add 
a highlight here and there.

Quinacridone Gold
Naphthamide Maroon
Ultramarine Turquoise
Hansa Yellow
Sedona Genuine (on the owl only)
Cobalt Blue (on the penguin only)


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