Monday, November 13, 2023

My 2024 calendar is here!

  After months of sketching, drawing, and painting, my first calendar is finally finished!  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.
Thanks to everyone who purchased a copy!!

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.