I have decided that the female cardinal is finished. It is a companion piece to the male cardinal head and shoulders piece I completed about a week ago.
One of my painting goals for 2019 is to work on a larger format. While I’m planning on continuing the bird series, I also want to go back and see if I can improve my landscape painting. Plein air work is important for me to do as a type of study, but not necessarily as… Continue reading Tackling a Resolution Early
There are several kinds of woodpeckers who reside in our neck of the woods and we have learned that two are very similar. In fact, it seems the main difference is in the length of their beak and their willingness to visit feeders provided by humans. The Downy woodpecker is small (about 6 inches) and… Continue reading A Downy
As part of the Second Saturday monthly events for the Northern Neck Artisan Trail, I’ve decided to do some sort of demonstration or mini-class each month from 10 am until 4 pm. On January 12, 2019, I will offer a bird painting demonstration. Starting with discussing how I prepare my panels and set up my… Continue reading A Demonstration on Second Saturday
Sometimes you think you have completed a painting and you sign it and put it aside to dry. Then, over time, you look at it each time you come into your studio. You paint a few more paintings and slowly you sort of fall out of love with the painting you thought was done. An… Continue reading Revisited
I did a couple of minor touch ups and defined the leaves of the closest tree just a tad. Now, it’s finished.
I signed it, but after evaluating the photos, I think I have a little bit more to do on this. But there is a lot I like a lot in this painting, so the additions will be minor. I want to “carve back” a little on the inside of the tree in the foreground using… Continue reading Wytheville Greens