Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Painterly portrait of Doe

  I just completed this 8" X 8" acrylic portrait of Doe, a rescue dog who sadly passed away recently.  I was given only a few less-than-ideal reference photos to work from, but there was just enough detail in them for me to be able to capture Doe's smile.

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Painting of Etta the chicken

 I was commissioned to create this painterly portrait of a rescue hen named Etta.  Etta sadly passed away and her owner wanted a special painting to remember her by.  The painting is 9" X 6" and is done in acrylics.

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

BIRDTOBER Art Challenge - Week 2

Two weeks into BIRDTOBER and I am already struggling to keep up!  I feel like the quality of my drawings suffered this week due to a lack of motivation, but at least I got it done! 

8. Mimic
9. Yellow
10. Baby Bird
11. Ocean
12. Unique Beak
13. Forest
14. Free Choice

Friday, October 7, 2022

BIRDTOBER Art Challenge - Week 1

 This month I am taking on the BIRDTOBER challenge!  BIRDTOBER is an art challenge hosted by @kaylafiskbirds in which artists draw a bird from a list of prompts every day in October.

I am working in mixed media for this challenge, specifically watercolors with colored pencils, and most of the bird species I have chosen can be found in my area.  The first week and my first page is done!

Thanks to Susan Elliott for the reference photos for the Golden-winged Warbler and Red-breasted Nuthatch.

1. Last Bird You Saw
2. Blue
3. Woodpecker
4. Swamp/Marsh
5. Locally Threatened
6. Cavity Nester
7. Free Choice

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Painterly chicken portraits

 These fun portraits of a couple of my pet chickens are done on watercolor paper.  Paper is not my usual surface for acrylics as it is more of a challenge to work on than canvas and has a much different texture, but ever since I started my mixed media sketchbook it has grown on me.