Tag Archives: birds

Day 28, 29 & 30

Not much time to paint over the weekend, but I was able to get my hands dirty today!

Added some contrast to my birds

Coming in low

I got to redo the landscape from last week. Did it much larger. Not my favorite. On my list to do it one more time!

Approaching storm


Then I played with a face! I’ve been looking at this gorgeous face in this position a lot the last few months and needed to paint it!

The Smirk

The Smirk

Day 10

The Sparrow

I’ve never been the bird watching sort, but they are amazing creatures. My grandfather taught me to highly regard them for their ability to fly – his very favorite thing to do. I remember being very young, sitting outside with him, he was looking up and whistling to the birds flying by.
At the Little White House we were surrounded by birds in the spring, we watched them build nests, hatch eggs and then they were gone. It was so quiet without them. We also saw two nests lost to predators, that’s when I started to pay more attention to them. 

the sparrow

Day 9

Better today, not much time to paint. But that’s the purpose of this challenge; even when I think I can’t I really can. 

Tried to save the first guy and finished his friend. Found the reference image online. Photo credits and thank you to Chantal and Remi Wildlife Photography. 

Blue Footed Boobies

Day 5

Jim has titled this piece ‘damn global warming’ probably because the snow looks like a tsunami wave. He is a great critic and I both need his insights and look forward to his comments!

I didn’t have much time for painting today, and no planning. Slap the paper on the board and go. 

This is from memory of a cold, windy day when I felt sorry for the birds huddling in the tree.

damn global warming