A Brown-Headed Nuthatch

I like how this bird climbs headfirst down tree trunks.  I decided to try painting it in watercolor for Draw-A-Bird-Day, hosted by Laura at Create Art Everyday.  Be sure to check out her creative mixed media experiments on her blog – if you haven’t already!  🙂

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I started with a quick pencil sketch before painting it with watercolor in my art journal.  I was limited on time so this sometimes helps me to fuss less – I’m happy with the results.

Happy Bird Day, Friends!!!  🙂

41 responses to “A Brown-Headed Nuthatch

  1. He is beautiful, Jill! Wow, I thought it was a photo at first! Seriously, your daily drawing is doing amazing things, so impressed with this painting, you are rocking it girl!! And thanks for the mention. Gorgeous! I’m glad you’re pleased with this too! 💜💜💜

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    • Thanks Laura! 😃 I realized last night that I needed a bird for today so this one was done fairly quickly. I’m finding it helps me to start with a pencil sketch first before adding watercolor. I’m glad you like it. ❤️

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      • I think fast is so much better, Jill, sure helped me with my bird too. I can’t imagine painting a bird without a sketch first. I’m definitely not that brave or talented. Your nuthatch is really beautiful, Jill. The main thing is that you’re happy with it, and I’m really glad you are! ❤

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  2. Very beautifull drawing!

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  3. You should be happy with the results. So soft. Beautiful painting.

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  4. So sweet and beautiful Jill! We have lots of these in our backyard, and they do often eat upside down on the feeders! 🙂 You capture him so beautifully! Love it!

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  5. Wowser! This is stunning, Jill! So delicate and beautiful. 😍

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  6. I am tweeting loudly, this is fantastic, well captured ❤️

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  7. Very nice picture, a little cutie:-)

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  8. Love it ! He comes across to me as having a little bit of a character and I find this so adorable 🙂

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  9. he’ll fly of the paper any minute….

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  10. The colors and values used in this painting are so pleasing to the eye!

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  11. So beautiful, I love your little bird.

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  12. Painting for Joy

    Perfection! Just beautiful Jill ! 👏🏻👍🏻💕

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  13. Simply stunning!

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  14. This is so cute! Love the texture on the feathers.

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  15. Marsha M. Urlacher

    This is a WONDERFUL bird, Jill!! I LOVE him. 🙂

    Marsha

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  17. Holy Smokes! Nice work.

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