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Flight Lesson (Mixed Media) by Niki Hilsabeck

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9 × 12 Mixed Media on Strathmore watercolor paper

Created with watercolor, chalk pastel, oil pastel, and matte medium to show a mama bird and her babies leaving the nest for a flight lesson

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Niki Hilsabeck is an artist from Fallbrook, whose art is mostly inspired by her impressionistic view of life in Southern California.

Niki paints from her own photo references or plein air, and usually leaves a trail of pastel or acrylic behind her.

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  • RobynLee
    RobynLeeabout 2 years ago

    These are so charming;I like how they tell a story w/o words;this wouldmake a lovely children’s book;-)

  • Thanks Robyn! I had a song in my head while I made them (“May There Always Be Mama”) so they kind of ended up in a sequence :)

    – Niki Hilsabeck

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