Kingfisher... PPF

It appears that I have the most bizarre flock of birds gathering around me just now.
I can't seem to stop seeing amazing birds that I want to paint, so I'm embracing it.
Today, I'm painting the Kingfisher.
Unfortunately, I've only ever seen a fleeting glimpse of a kingfisher in flight... just a spectacular splash of vibrant colour catching my eye for a tantalising second.
They really are what you might call flighty!

During this current painting trance, I completely forgot all about taking work in progress photos, but I did basically the same process as in my previous bird paintings. 
(If you'd like to see a pheasant click here or perhaps a Bluetit click here
or maybe a Firecrest click here

Layers and layers of under painting, building up the watercolours with each layer.

I have to admit I wasn't completely happy with the bright turquoise blue, but sometimes it's best to quit whilst you're ahead. I think if I'd have carried on I would have taken it too far. 


My apologies for the slightly blurred photo.
Yesterday wasn't the best day to take it, so I might try again today as the sun is shining.
I think spring may have arrived... it's a little early, but there's a definite springy feeling out there.

So that's my painting for this week. 
I've no idea what might be next, which is both terrifying and exciting all at once.
If I can keep this momentum going, of painting one painting a week, I'll be very happy. 
I'm linking up as usual with the Paint Party Friday group.
 If you'd like to pop across with me... click here. 

Right, the sun is shining and there's warmth out there, so I'm heading out into the garden.
Have a fantastic weekend, no matter what you have planned.
Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you again soon.