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
Took advantage of a snowy day with no one coming over and me going nowhere, to start two paintings today. One, if it comes out the way I envision it, will be submitted for consideration to the “Shades of Green” exhibit coming up at the Stewart Gallery. The second is another bird painting: It is… Continue reading Started Two…
This painting feels finished to me now. The reference photo has come back to the top of the pile several times but there was something about it that just wasn’t quite right. Finally, I decided to change the format from horizontal to square and move the road and ignore what the camera was saying about… Continue reading Rough Road in Colorado