I started a new painting yesterday. It’s somewhat bigger than my little 6X6: paintings and will likely take a bit longer to complete but I thought I would give you an idea of my process as I work through this. What will I leave out, what goes in to make the composition work out okay.… Continue reading The Nest
I completed this little girl last week but got distracted by the paintings that followed and didn’t get around to posting her. I was feeling a bit political and frustrated and her photo appealed to me because as beautiful as she is (and I personally find the female cardinals to be lovelier than the flashier… Continue reading Bird Series Continues
This one, of a Red-Bellied Woodpecker who frequents our feeders, is a bit bigger than my usual paintings. This one measures 10X10″. This fellow was a real challenge. The dogwood bark was actually pretty fun. Hopefully, I captured his essence.
Finished this one today. Another in the 6X6 bird series in oil. I took a few progress photos to give you and idea of how these emerge. In the morning, I do the first layer. The first layer is very thin, very lean paint. I do paint directly onto the white panel (I use Ampersand… Continue reading Evil Eye
Here is the newest bird painting. This Northern Cardinal (a male), was sitting hunched and puffed against the falling snow earlier this month. It is another 6×6″ painting on gesso board. The photo reference is below. I got a little more “painterly” with this fellow but I think it works.
A Pine Warbler (actually a couple of them) have started showing up at the feeders. Pretty little things. I love that the soles of their feet are yellow. As always, this one is for sale. Contact me for more information.
It is a bit of a long title, I suppose, but I don’t know how else to explain where this bird is and what he is doing. I do love my little Titmice.