Stranglehold Bird

This was my first Watercolor assignment. Oh how I struggled on this robin – which is why I call it Strangled Bird because I felt like I was throttling this poor piece to the point where I just thought it was terrible. I couldn’t make the subtle gray work which is they I changed to layering dark blue – I thought it looked terrible and i was so frustrated. The next day I looked at it and thought I’d done a pretty good job, and today I show it to my students as an example of transitioning away from a fixed mindset.