Busy week this week. I’m going to be hanging a display of the Animal Shelter Adoptable Pets Series this week at the RAL Art Center in Kilmarnock on Friday. I got all the little ones and the one big one varnished last week. Yesterday I popped all the little ones into frames. Today I’m going… Continue reading Kittens & Cats at RAL Art Center Friday
I decided I really liked the painting of the little female hummingbird in flight, so I again went back to visit my reference photos and found this one: Here is the block-in: And the final painting. There is a bit of a glare making the paint around his head more reflective than it should be.… Continue reading Ruby Throat
The majority of the paintings I do are tiny. Even my “big” ones are relatively small in comparison with the works of many contemporary painters. My tubes of paint tend to last a long time. I almost always have left over paints on my palette at the end of a painting session. I’ve learned that… Continue reading Burnt Umber Struggles
Earlier this summer, one of my friends from the RAL Art Center asked if I ever painted hummingbirds. I had to tell her I did not mainly because I could never get a decent photo. For some reason my brain wants to work from a clear photo and catch the movement frozen in time. I… Continue reading Female in Flight
It took me a long time to figure out what kind of seagulls were parking themselves on a neighbor’s dock. We saw them flying up and down the creek fishing for what they could nab out the waters here. But one day last month, I took the kayak and my camera and went upsteam (or… Continue reading Laughing Gull in Winter Plummage
Here is another painting from a photo in the series of this momma bird feeding the three chicks she raised in the ceramic birdhouse attached to our screened porch. So, photo: First day’s painting: Completed painting:
Considering I live on waterfront property, it seems a little odd to me sometimes that I don’t have more water bird paintings. So, here is one I finished today to help remedy this.