Happy New Year! The male Calliope Hummingbird is now added to the bottom of the painting and the female Calliope is penciled in at the middle, left of the foxglove. I'm planning to take the finished painting to the printer next week, so my next post will have a "professional" photo, done … [Read more...]
People are often curious about my artistic process – click on each of the posts below for a sneak-peek into my process!
The 2nd hummingbird has been added. He is a black-chinned hummingbird. Needless to say, there aren't any black flowers which would be desirable for nectar, so I chose red clover and a day lily bud from the "dark" palette. One of my blog recipients reminded me that an even number of birds … [Read more...]
Many of you have asked what size brushes I use (#000-#1). I've placed a dime by my brushes with the Rufous Hummingbird so you can actually see the brush sizes. I have about 50 brushes, each is a different size with unique characteristics and effects. Each brush is composed from different … [Read more...]
Happy Thanksgiving! White Foxglove flowers with deep maroon throats are hosting 4 hummingbirds on my drawing board this winter. From the top: Rufous Hummingbird, Black-chinned, Broad-tailed and Calliope. They will be composed of flowers from which the Hummingbirds collect nectar. The … [Read more...]
Now for the wings! The feathers will be represented by about 20 fish. They enjoy smelt, so they'll be tucked in the small places! Watch out for those Great Blue Heron, understand they'll stab you too if your after the same game. … [Read more...]
My Great Blue Heron is not very Easter-ish, unless your chasing voles in your yard today. He'd love to help! … [Read more...]