Monday, November 13, 2023

My 2024 calendar is here!

  After months of sketching, drawing, and painting, my first calendar is finally done and available for purchase!  I had so much fun creating the 12 watercolor bird illustrations for this calendar. I intentionally chose some species that are perhaps not the first that come to mind when one thinks of New England. I painted each of the species in the habitat and season I associate them with.
Below are the original 12 paintings.

Saturday, November 4, 2023

BIRDTOBER 2023 artwork

Here are the rest of my drawings, paintings, and sketches for this year's BIRDTOBER art challenge.  This year, like last year, I couldn't complete the challenge, but I am glad it gave me some motivation to draw more.

1. Spark bird: Eastern Phoebe
Ink and colored pencils

2. Duck, duck, or goose: Snow Goose

3. Long-legged: Greater Yellowlegs and Lesser Yellowlegs
Graphite pencil, watercolor, and acrylic paint pen

4. Backyard bird: Tufted Titmouse
7. Wren: Marsh Wren
Ink, watercolor, and graphite pencil

9. Yumm bugs! (Insectivore): Common Nighthawks
10. Courtship: Black-capped Chickadees
Ink and colored pencils

BIRDTOBER 2023 - Day 8

The prompt for day 8 of BIRDTOBER was "Last bird you saw."  The last birds I saw on the 8th were my chickens when I locked them in the coop for the night. 😁 So I drew this portrait of one of my Light Brahma hens in colored pencils on toned paper.