Wednesday, 30 July 2014
Apparently we weren't the only new family in our neighborhood. A chickadee family moved into our neighbor's bird house (first time in 5 years since they had it). I've always wanted to paint a chickadee, and I found a great photo in my files. I "went out on a limb" and went with a purple base colour and I think it works well.
Friday, 25 July 2014
Wednesday, 23 July 2014
This guy was a gift for my dad for his birthday (he asked if I could paint a ruffled grouse). The hardest part of painting this bird was finding a good reference photo. It's always interesting looking for photos for animals that are frequently hunted if you can imagine. I'm pretty happy with how he turned out and my dad liked him too,
Monday, 21 July 2014
I had the pleasure of attending my cousin's wedding this past weekend. My daughter was the "Flower Girl" with the added responsibility of escorting the bride and groom's dog down the aisle. It was a beautiful wedding and we had a fabulous time. Here is the painting of their cute little Layla that I did for their wedding gift.
Wednesday, 16 July 2014
Tuesday, 15 July 2014
I have been super busy with some great commission lately (ok - maybe lots of garden time too). I can't resist spending time outside with the amazing weather we are having, plus its tricky to paint in the heat. My paints seem to dry super quick, yet my layer of glazes seem to be taking much longer than usual. And don't me started about the spiders in my new studio (aka our garage). Here are the long over due owls that were selected to be displayed together in a series. Each one seems to have their own unique personality and my client was thrilled.
Wednesday, 2 July 2014
I was recently commissioned to paint a series of three, 12x12 owls to be displayed together in a series. I actually painted four (so they could have a choice) - here is a sneak peek at the one that is still available. I went with darker eyes than normal, and I love the personality that shines through,