Posts tagged ‘forest’
Cardinals in Autumn
So much fun to paint these bright birds. (Even if I never get to see them here on the west coast).
Fall is here! And so are the Fall paintings! These two are up for auction.
Chickadee and Blossoms
Adding a few flowers to my bird paintings has been fun. It’s a nice opportunity to try out new colour combinations. I can’t remember the last time I used pink!
I would have preferred this bird to pop out a bit more but I guess I was working against his natural camouflage. I even removed the snow from the branches, as it was too similar to his head. I’m still not quite happy with it, but time to move on to the next one.
It has been a long time since my last post. I got stuck on a painting that I just didn’t like. I think there were too many colours and I couldn’t make it work. It sat on my easel for a couple of weeks, then I had to move on. This latest painting goes in the opposite direction – using very muted colour .
And here is the previous painting that I gave up on:
I see lots of these guys in the park, usually foraging under the bushes. Easy to recognize with their beady orange eyes.
Here come the birds. I am very lucky to live in a place where birds stay year-round. Lots of ideas and inspiration for little bird paintings to come.
When I look at the paintings I’ve completed over the past year or so, I notice a trend. I seem to be going back to the subject matter that I loved throughout my childhood and teens. Horses, pets, birds and wildlife. It hasn’t been intentional. They are fun, and one leads to the next until I have a series of animals.
It’s fun to compare the new to the old. This is a sketch from many years ago.