Love my little woodpeckers. This is another painting of a Downy Woodpecker. This one was kind of fun as I used a palette knife for part of the tree bark.
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.
My husband and I took a field trip to Williamsburg today where I took a boat load of photos. Some are for ideas for holiday decorations next year. Some may well turn into paintings.
I have not yet delved too far into the world of Nature Journaling as I am more artistic than scientific in my approach to the world, but Nature Journaling is such a close cousin to sketch booking, I’m thinking of starting a new sketchbook that will focus on Nature Journaling. So, what is the difference?… Continue reading Nature Journaling Inspiration
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
There are a few art forms I have never tried. Sculpting involving carving away of something, pottery throwing and basket weaving. Now, thanks to Judy Penry and the RAL Art Center, I can check basket weaving off my list (or maybe add it to those things that I will do from time to time). I… Continue reading Basket weaving
The Mid-Atlantic Pastel Society is back at Glenmore Yoga and Wellness Center at 10442 Ridgefield Parkway in Richmond, VA. I will have two pieces in this show. The Glenmore Yoga and Wellness Center will be celebrating an anniversary on Friday and the reception for both that and our exhibition will run from 1 until 4… Continue reading Back to Glenmore