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Robin Egg Blue

I created a bird nest with gesso and clear bead gel on a wood panel.  I then painted it in layers of watercolor.  This is how it looked when I started:

The Gesso Nest - at the start

The eggs are the color of an egg for the American Robin.  Did you know that there is a Crayola crayon that was named Robin Egg Blue in the early 1990’s?

I added several more layers of watercolors:

Nest before buffing with rag

I then buffed it with a soft damp cloth:

The finished nest

But I found it needed more contrast so I added more paint and defined some of the twigs in the nest with soft vine charcoal:

The Gesso Nest - Final - 4

I’m not sure if it is done so I will set it aside for a few days and then look at it again.

Have you ever found a Robin’s blue egg shell?