Chickadee Painting in Watercolour

Chickadee Painting – Watercolour – SOLD

My new commission is a beautiful combination of travel memories and wonderful sights that spread from my experiences from USA to Nepal during my Everest trek last year in watercolour. Chasing the Everest trail up and downwards again on my return I drifted through a gorgeous patch of apple orchard in blossom, nestled snugly into the mountainside village, catching the clear morning light as I passed by. It was just so divine. Although its not a Nepalese, I couldnt help but pause to take it in a while, the beauty of solo trekking, snapping a series of images of the show as I went knowing someday I will return… both to the photos and the mountains!

My more recent travels to Birds In Art in the USA saw me returning to the open deck catching the little warmth of the suns rays as the fall colour began to sink in around me, watching the unimaginably sweet chickadees bounce about on the bird feeders strung racoon proof from the branch of the oak tree. Cardinals, jays, woodpeckers and a general abundance of birds mixed in with the occasional rogue red squirrel keeps me amused like a kid every time.

And with these two moments combined comes my Chickadee commission, set for its eventual home in the States. Vast origins and experiences captured in one exquisite little painting sounds exactly right to me. And so I have spent quite some time composing the layout this week and I am set to begin this new watercolour bird study from afar. I am really looking forward to it!

artist_heidi willis_chickadee painting_watercolour_illustrationKicking this chickadee painting off i have the finished drawing complete and I am ready to dive into my palette

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What a little sweetie the chickadee is! With the rendering of the bird complete I can shift my focus to the apple blossom

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A flush of beautiful fresh, rich green brings the leaves and painting to life even more

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And with the blossom finally complete, this little chickadee painting is all wrapped up and ready to head off to its new owner in the USA. Another well loved piece for sure!


Chickadee Painting is SOLD but please let me know if youd like to discuss a commission just right for you.