This watercolor started as my demo for my class, "Painting Connections-Painting Habitats" at the NH State Arts Education Conference.
My goal was to show a micro-habitat which included one branch from an oak tree. Participants were shown how complimentary colors work as a pair and create space between two leaves.
Its not important to show every edge because our imaginations kick in and fill the spaces with our knowledge of habitats. I added the nuthatch this morning after watching who came to my feeder.