Watercolor painting of sheltering shorebirds by Janet Tarjan Erl.

Sheltering Shorebirds

Medium: Watercolor, Image Size: 21″h x 27.5″w, 2023.

I saw these shorebirds huddled among rocks and boulders at Bandon, Oregon. The wind was howling that day, so these little guys were perfectly sheltered in the lee of the rocks. The flock must have totaled thirty or so birds, but I only selected a few of my favorites for this composition. I also put them in a more interesting rock shelter that I saw at Shore Acres State Park in Charleston, Oregon. I liked the sculpted shapes of the rocks, and I especially liked the variety of small stones.

This was painted as a purely transparent watercolor, and I video recorded the process of it being painted.

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