With this Shibui color of the watercolor was very light on the paper. If you have read other blogs you may have read that to solve the puzzle of creating a Shibui’s foundation means following, and using the edges of the watercolor itself. Once you have that shape worked out then you do the intentional work. In this case, the upper wing needs to connect to his body.
You can see some of the light tint in the wing still. The centers for the flowers were there so I made intentional pedals. And made connecting stems and leaves for other flowers out further than the yellow ones.
I will leave the blue splatters for how and what they are.
I solved what was underneath the bird as a tree stump with small branches. I do not know if I will introduce more. If I did I could do brushwork with some light blue watercolor, then work it to make it show through a bit.
The linework you see is for the most part where the drying watercolor left a fine line to follow.
Often a signature has to be put in place before a Shubui is done.