Whoo doggie! I decided I wanted to go back and try to build an oil painting the “proper” way. I have gotten away from doing a tonal study and gone straight to painting on a white panel after getting the drawing down. I wanted to see if I could get a more harmonious look… or… Continue reading Back to Basics
I went back and kept looking at the Pine Warbler painting, it looked okay… but to my eye, something was not quite right. I took photos anyway. I posted a photo on line and then it just JUMPED out at me. That purple area to the left of the bird was just way too jarring.… Continue reading When it ain’t quite right…
A pine warbler has been visiting the feeders pretty regularly. In this case, he landed on the pie plate feeder (what I use for a platform feeder). The sun was just in the perfect spot to catch his bright yellow feathers. Neat little bird, this one. Here is a close-up: I love how the purple… Continue reading Lunch at the Pie Plate II: Pine Warbler
I’m working my way through a book on my Kindle entitled: Art Money Success by Maria Brophy who became a manager for her artist husband. On her website one can find the worksheets after you purchase the book. The author provides the worksheets (along wtih text) to help the artist figure out a number of… Continue reading Art and Money
I can’t get enough of these awesome red clowns!
He comes in screaming, hoping to scare away all the little birds from the feeders, I think. The blue in his wings is so intense in life, I’m having a hard time figuring out how to capture it in paint. Here is the reference photo followed by my interpretation. I had fun with the tree… Continue reading Blue Jay
I find that if I start one of these little bird paintings around 10 a.m. and then take an hour lunch break (or two hour lunch break), I can come back the same day and usually finish the piece by 3 p.m. and have a well deserved glass of wine. Or a nice walk, this… Continue reading White Throated Sparrow