Here is where I left off four days ago. And following are close ups of various points in the painting as of three days ago and finally a large shot of the whole thing. I’ve been busy with other, unrelated things, so did not get back to the painting yet. It is where I plan… Continue reading Canola Fields Progress
I’m a book hound. Well, maybe I’m a book hoarder… in any case, I have a fairly extensive library most of which is non-fiction. I read to learn. I read to keep my brain alive. Sometimes I read books that I already assume I am going to agree with, and some I read to challenge… Continue reading What I’m reading
Here is the newest in the bird series. I’m working on a new 12X24″ painting of farm fields filled with canola flowers. Then, I’m going back to the birds for a little while as I have some new photos I want to use. I’m hoping next week to get the kayak out for a bit… Continue reading What’s for Breakfast?
I decided I needed to tackle a new project. I blame the local farmers who out did themselves in planting canola fields throughout Northumberland County this year. The stuff is just eye candy. I’m not done yet, but decided to post my progress photos up until now. This is a multi day project and each… Continue reading Progress on a New Painting
I know some seriously talented photographers. I do not consider myself all that talented when it comes to photography. But I am learning ways to improve. My current camera is a Sony Cyber-shot with a 35x Optical Zoom and 20.1 mega pixels. The lens is what it is and cannot be changed out. We picked… Continue reading More on Reference Photos
Me, and three friends, were given a unique opportunity to go out to Ditchley yesterday and paint. Ditchley will be the newest, top notch, must see destination in a few months — not just in the Northern Neck, but on the East Coast! All I can say is wow! And I should have take a… Continue reading The Cidery
I’m told by folks in the know that this is a rare bird for our neck of the woods. It is a Rose Breasted Grosbeak. Yet, three of them visited the feeders earlier this week and yesterday, there was a young male (per the on-line research I did with the Audubon Society web site) at… Continue reading A Rare Sight