I enjoy painting Kildeer; they are one of my favorite shore birds. This one hangs out on a small rocky point on Lake Huron in North Michigan. I went with a limited palette for this one: burnt umber, burnt sienna, ultramarine blue, yellow ochre and titanium white.
Last week, I had another dream, which the picture above (in pencil) illustrates. In this dream, I was at the top of a large, grassy hill that led to a field below. Jesus took me by the hand, and we began running down, faster and faster. As we ran, He and I took the handContinue reading “The Picnic Tables: Prophetic Art”
I have spent a lot of time walking near, around and in the marshes of North Michigan. This is the habitat where black flies and mosquitoes like to live – but it is all worth it to catch sight of an egret like this one! This painting is based on one that hangs out inContinue reading “Egret in the Marsh”
I love the birds around Lake Huron, and last week I saw this beautiful sight that I decided to paint: Canadian Geese beginning to fly just before sunset. I used the following colors for this painting: ultramarine blue, cerulean blue; cadmium red medium; titanium white; burnt umber and Lamp Black.
I enjoy watching nuthatches creeping upside down and sideways around trees, and decided to paint this one that I saw in the early Michigan spring a few weeks ago just after it had snowed. I used a very limited palette for this painting: ultramarine blue, titanium white, burnt umber, burnt sienna and yellow ochre.
Last night, I had a dream in which I first went into a river filled with God’s love, and spent time in there. It was wonderful, filled with love, security and peace, to be in the river with Jesus (He had taken me there). He then said “Dive down into the river” and I did.Continue reading “Golden Bowl: Prophetic Art”
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”
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.
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”
At my friend’s house in North Michigan, there is a bunny that shows up early in the morning, and in the early evening, to nibble on seeds that the birds drop from their feeders. We affectionately began calling this regular visitor, and one day I decided to draw him using colored pencils, since I wantContinue reading “Bunnykins in the Snow: Colored pencil”