Christmas Goose and a White Pelican

Canadian Goose, Knox Miller Park, ink and watercolor, 5x7 in

Canadian Goose, Knox Miller Park, ink and watercolor, 5×7 in

After an extraordinary autumn and early winter, with many things other than art going on in my life, I’ve gotten way behind on posting. This goose isn’t really a Christmas goose, it’s a summer goose, as are the rest of these sketches from Knox Miller park.

Knox Miller Park Clouds, watercolor, 5x7 in

Knox Miller Park Clouds, watercolor, 5×7 in

Knox Miller Park in Pt. Richmond is so pretty, with a lagoon of sorts, grassy meadows and the bay and mountains of Marin in the distance. The birds were all sketched from photos, the little landscape above was the only sketch I managed to do on site, after arriving late and feeling poorly that day.

Knox Miller Goose, ink and watercolor 5x7 in

Knox Miller Goose, ink and watercolor 5×7 in

Silly goose. My first attempt at drawing him from a photo.

White Pelican, Knox Miller Park, ink, watercolor and gouache, 5x7 in

White Pelican, Knox Miller Park, ink, watercolor and gouache, 5×7 in

I struggled and struggled trying to draw and paint this unusual white pelican from a blurry photo. I ended up adding some gouache to get back some white, which never really works well.

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About Jana Bouc

I am an artist who loves (and lives) to sketch and paint in watercolor and oils. I teach watercolor classes in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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7 Responses to Christmas Goose and a White Pelican

  1. C-Marie says:

    Hi Jana, I love how you use ink and watercolour together! Merry Christmas! C-Marie

  2. Cynthia says:

    These are all lovely, and bring my back to another season! Thanks for posting them.

    • Jana Bouc says:

      Thanks Cynthia. Unfortunately we’re still practically in summer here in the Bay Area…beautiful sunny days in the 60s and still no rain or storms in sight. 2013 is the driest year in California history. But it’s great for enjoying the outdoors. Jana

  3. cabinart says:

    Wonderful water on the white pelican and beautiful contrast. I think you did very well on this!

  4. mehrlich125 says:

    Your geese are wonderful. I enjoy the warmth of the colors, the rounded soft plumes, and the movement of the feet. I’m glad you had an extraordinary autumn. I wish you a Happy new Year!

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