Juncos are small birds that are ground feeders. I often see them under the pines here in North Michigan, and decided to paint a pair of males searching for food in early spring. I used a very limited palette for this painting: ultramarine blue, burnt umber, burnt sienna, yellow ochre, sap green and titanium white.Continue reading “Juncos Under the Pines: Acrylic Painting”
Last week during a hike I came upon some Common Mergansers in a marsh. This was a mated pair getting ready to nest and I created an acrylic painting based on this beautiful sight.
I have been observing finches and taking photos of them the past few weeks. I love finches because they add a spot of bright sunshine yellow to the edge of the woods or any other spot they visit.
I love finches because of their bright coloring, especially in springtime. I did this one in colored pencil. Purple Finch, colored pencil 11×14 inches
The titmouse is one of my favorite birds; I love the little tuft on top of their heads. This is a recently acrylic that I just completed.
Nuthatches are one of my favorite birds. I enjoy watching them creep sideways or even upside down along the sides of a tree; or resting on a stump. In this painting lesson, I will share how I paint a nuthatch from the start. Step One: Take a photo. This can take hours, and involves “birdContinue reading “Art Lesson: How to Paint a Nuthatch”
In my dream, I saw that my friend and I were in the middle of a wide river, splashing, and thousands of people were splashing in it with us. Everyone was having fun; they were all filled with joy. There were little children with their inner tubes and beach toys and water wings on; weContinue reading “Joy in the Revival: Prophetic Painting”