Day 5 September 2016 30 in 30 Challenge It isn’t easy painting to a quick turnaround deadline and accept the work produced in that time! And making it public is yet another challenge. I love these pileated woodpeckers and have painted several. I had a request to paint this one, and after sketching it, I … 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
I know little about this bird except that when it flies across the wetlands, the red of it’s wings attracts my attention. This fella posed for me as he busily preened. This continues my black and red series.
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
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
Does this count as 3 days of paintings? Ha! I started the planning and drawing yesterday, and painted today. Took two sittings to complete it. This 30 day challenge is a challenge in so many ways. I have stated before that I like to look at a painting for a few days and fix this … read more