My latest painting of a roadrunner is inspired by a beautiful photograph by Erica Lea. She recounts that she was chasing a butterfly with her camera when this Greater Roadrunner hopped on a fencepost to announce to the world that she was pestering him, and watch out! I was drawn to its attitude and couldn’tContinue reading “Roadrunner”
In August, I rejoined The Studio Door, this time as a regular exhibiting artist. I just updated the wall with my new work and I’m so happy with the way it looks.
I thought my new raven paintings would make for cool art cups. I like the way they turned out.
After I had to give up my studio space due to the covid shutdowns, I decided it was time to get back to the drawing board – literally. I went back to plain paper and charcoal and started sketching. Here are my favorites:
Happy Valentine’s Day “Together Forever” – Raven Couple, 18”x12” acrylic on wood “Ravens are monogamous, and the bond typically lasts for life. Ravens select their partners in the autumn, following impressive acrobatic displays. Following pairing, the duo preen each other, and usually support each other in aggressive interactions with other ravens.” —Blogpost, Scientific American
The making of my latest raven painting. After my initial sketches I start laying down thin layers of colors. For this one my initial idea changed quite a bit from the second to the third stage when I decided to mute the colors and bring more cool colors into the bottom part. The last photoContinue reading “The Making of”
More fun with watercolor mixed media. This one is inspired by the Bald Eagle.
I was curious what would happen if I painted the same bird multiple times with different techniques, colors and backgrounds. These are all painted in acrylic on watercolor paper.
I had almost forgotten how much fun it was to work with Watercolor Mixed Media. This one was inspired by a Little Blue Heron.
My latest painting – I was going to call it “Still Waters,” but then a friend told me that it is so “Game of Thrones.” So, I never watched the series. Maybe I need to check it out…
My latest painting: Crow Dance. Only took 3 months to finish :-). What drew me to paint these crows is the attitude and interaction between them. I like the ambiguity that I don’t actually know whether they are mating or fighting over food.
It was so much fun making this painting, adding many layers of slightly translucent paint to build up the depth and subtle color tones.
If the matter of the earth can be reduced to the size of a pea (once the space between atoms is removed), perhaps we all are simply holograms. A place created to keep consciousness occupied…