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…
Belle Isle State Park has a lot going for it. They have camping and horseback riding trails and fishing docks and kayak and canoe launches (I think you can even rent bikes and kayaks). They also have some outstanding conservation areas where you can see many, many birds. Last Winter I took a walk with… Continue reading Birding at Belle Isle
I learned some cool stuff yesterday at the Mid-Atlantic Pastel Society Meeting. We had a program about the importance of making notans as part of the preparation needed to create successful paintings (in any media). And our instructor, Robin Caspari, gave us some really neat tricks to use on our electronic devises. I’ve known about… Continue reading Notan and Electronics
I’ve been working on this one for a while. I was almost ready to sand it off, but decided to experiment a bit and I’m happy I did. The coloring in these birds makes them almost disappear into the wood line that they walk along, so when I have been able to catch a photo… Continue reading Great Blue Heron
My husband and several friends and I were able to attend the Richmond Folk Festival last weekend. This is a really neat event that occurs every October. Most amazingly, it is free. They ask for donations, and I think most people do donate, but if you can’t afford to donate, you don’t have to. In… Continue reading The Richmond Folk Festival
I went up to the studio yesterday feeling rather blue and blah. I think the on-going rainy weather has taken a toll on my mood. I put the heron painting back on the easel and looked at it for a while as I waited for my paint to thaw. I keep my palette in an… Continue reading A Start on Two… or Three
Yesterday’s sketch: Sketched from life. My favorite hat. Doing a little practice with the ink washes and hatching.