Thursday, November 15, 2012

Studio | Tiny Hummingbirds

my gouache palette
tiny purple throat hummingbird
 collection of tiny hummingbirds
My gouache palette and a collection of tiny hummingbirds.

11 comments:

luanne said...

Will these be for sale? They're all beautiful, but that one on the lower right really caught my eye...

holly aka golly said...

Luanne: Yes, shop update tomorrow morning :)

p.s. I'm calling that one the green mango hummingbird

Stefanie Seltner said...

love your birds! they are so nice now in autumn.
best wishes
Stefanie

Elin said...

I really love your more colourful birds. They are so beautiful.

Gloria Freshley Art and Design said...

These are gorgeous, Holly!

Vickie said...

beautiful

Carol said...

Love them!

holly aka golly said...

thank you :) happy weekend all!

Tammie Lee said...

such sweet and pretty hummingbirds!

may i ask... what is the difference between gouache and watercolors? Why would you choose to use one over the other? I have always been confused by this.

it is wonderful to see your palette as well.

holly aka golly said...

Hi Tammie: Gouache is an opaque watercolor. Due to its very high pigment load, gouache appears flatter and the paint coverage is opaque. Gouache does not have quite the same transparency as watercolor. I mostly work with watercolor, but I've really been enjoying working with gouache too. The choice to work with one or the other would probably depend on the project.

Tammie Lee said...

thank you Holly, so kind of you to explain that to me!