I love to paint birds and other wildlife, and to depict them in their natural habitats. In order to create my paintings, I often take field notes and do “quick sketches” on site. I have not shared my sketches because they are quick, rough and my subjects for drawing often move very, very quickly.
But I will share some here, to help others who enjoy drawing and painting birds see what the process is like for me.
I was spending some time just observing some terns flying one morning over Lake Huron. I wanted to capture the sense of swiftness that they show, and also the height they were above the lake.
I haven’t posted many paintings the past two weeks, because I have been observing the birds in this area and taking notes like these. I will share the finished paintings at a future date.