Day 8 September 2016 30 in 30 Challenge I am in Asheville, NC with my sisters. Another challenge to doing a painting each day is that life gets in the way. Schedules change, commitments change, and working a painting in can be tricky. Luckily, I got up early today and was able to do my … read more
In keeping with my recent theme(s), this 6×6″ painting in black and white…with a dash of color, this black swan captivated me. I’m attracted to these preening poses as well. It brings the subject closer in, and I can fit them on paper much better. Many birds have very long beaks and this pose helps … read more
This albatross continues my series of black and white paintings (white a dash of color). Obviously I love painting birds. Their colorations and textures are exciting to me. I am considering what 3rd bird to add to this particular series. The first was Cormorant. I have many other paintings set up to go, but finding time … read more
This cormorant literally sat on a rail at the Wackodahatchee Wetlands and posed. Got a few good photos. This is the first. I have several series going on. One is size. 6″ x 6″ on watercolor paper which will be mounted on blocks instead of matted and framed. Nice tile-looking pieces that can be hung … read more
Time for another cow. It is fun to see how many people love cows. My favorite cow has just sold, and this heifer will step in for the time being. I find this cow very handsome though a female and is also from Sprout Creek Farm in Poughkeepsie New York. Her name is Panama.
Today, I went on my first ever birding field trip with the South Florida Audubon Society. Since I didn’t bring binoculars because I was more interested in taking pictures, I observed birds without magnification. I was surprised to see that the Downy Woodpecker was so small! Chances are I’ve never really seen one, but instead … read more
Day 8 already in the #jan30in30 challenge! I’ve been thinking about the woodpeckers in the yard of my former home in Atlanta and the pileated woodpecker was a favorite. Keeping up with the daily painting has felt strenuous at times, but in the end there is something to learn about oneself and ones process. I usually don’t … read more
Black Swan Watercolor sketch This is day 1 of the Thirty Paintings in 30 Days, hosted by Leslie Saeta. I am actually posting it late as my system for painting, photographing or scanning and then posting has not been totally smooth sailing. My sister has been here for the holidays…need I say more. I have … read more