If you’ve been following along, you know I’ve started a new series of paintings. These are little 6X6″ oil paintings on Ampersand Gessobord. I’m focusing on birds. Bird photos I’ve taken out my back door while the cats are salivating inside next to me while I shoot photo after photo. The only trouble is, most… Continue reading Taking better reference photos
Dear friends recently lost two of their beloved kitties to old age and illness. She does framing for a living (and while I normally can’t afford to hire her), she offered to frame a portrait of my dad in exchange for doing a painting of her cats. One photo, I thought was pretty good. The… Continue reading The Commission
And a close up. Anyone want to take a guess as to what type/species of bird this might be?
Hubby and I got out in the vegetable garden this morning to do some fall clean up. I picked an armload of turnips and plan to have turnip greens with our porkchops tonight. We will eat the turnips themselves, roasted, on another night. But I could not resist trying to paint one of these pretty… Continue reading Fresh From the Garden
I have started attending a Monday evening Open Studio at the RAL Art Center in Kilmarnock. It gives me an opportunity to settle in quickly and get something done. This was the last one for 2017, but the facilitator/instructor says she will kick it off again in January. Most of the participants are beginners who… Continue reading A little study
This little fellow was looking for bird seed on a wet winter morning and ended up standing in a puddle. It is for sale. Contact me for more information by leaving a message in the comments section.