Chimney Swift Flight, 11 x 11.25, Original Watercolor
A flock of Chimney Swifts take off at sunset. They swarm across the sky, one last flight until tomorrow. The sky was painted wet into wet, allowing the colors to flow and create a soft focus. The grasses, plants and birds were painted after the background dried.
Chimney Swifts are described as looking like 'cigars with wings' in flight. They are named for the man made structures they inhabit. But their original preference was for cliffs and hollow trees.
This is an original watercolor painting. Professional Watercolor pigments were used on Arches 300 lb paper. The paper is torn by hand to create a rough edge all the way around. Every effort is made to create straight edges. Please forgive tiny imperfections, they add to the authenticity of one-of-a-kind art. You can choose to frame it with the edge visible or mat it for a clean edge.
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