The objective of this simplification exercise was to capture the scene with least amount of detail - using background and simple shapes to define birds, in the book it was chickens. The swans on the pond in the cemetery by where I live has babies this summer and my summer walking buddy, Cindy snapped a couple of quick photos that I used for reference to complete this exercise.
Swan Parents Guarding Sleeping Cygnets
Monday afternoon the local Plein air group was at Waterworks Park. This is a quick watercolor I had to finish at home because it started to sprinkle.
Walking Bridge at Waterworks Park, watercolor