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.
I know some seriously talented photographers. I do not consider myself all that talented when it comes to photography. But I am learning ways to improve. My current camera is a Sony Cyber-shot with a 35x Optical Zoom and 20.1 mega pixels. The lens is what it is and cannot be changed out. We picked… Continue reading More on Reference Photos
Went late yesterday morning into the early afternoon to the Kayak Launch at Windmill Point in Lancaster County, VA to paint. There are gorgeous views of the swamp as you drive down to this site, but all the property is privately owned and they are not happy to have visitors stopping to paint along the… Continue reading Windmill Kayak Launch
New one completed today. I did learn from this little painting. I started it yesterday and got this far and stopped: Not a bad place to stop for lunch or a couple hour pause, but I normally get back to a painting before the first coat has completely oxidized. I was surprised it was a… Continue reading Goldfinch
RAL Art Center has a show coming up focused on the lives and environment of the Watermen. I literally started this painting last year based on a photo I took of a couple of crabbers putting out pots on Betts Mill Creek. Unless you have been boating or live on one of these creeks, you… Continue reading Putting Out the Pots
Ken has been bugging me to paint a picture of his favorite bird to our feeders. She is a mutated female Cardinal (we think). Well, we know it is a Northern Cardinal, but not sure about it’s gender. I’m going to post the reference photo as well as my rendition. I think the photo captures… Continue reading One of A Kind