I was trimming a hedge the other day and a brown thrasher
gave me a verbal thrashing when I discovered she had set up a nest in that
hedge. This drawing is inspired by her
and her sweet little brood. Of course
I've stopped trimming that hedge till she and her family are out and about. I
wouldn't want to upset her anymore. I
did however love seeing those beautiful golden eyes up close when she gave me a
what for. Just a sign spring is here I suppose.
I guess I'm in the bird mood. This is an Oven Bird, one of
Often seen, when they are, under bushes digging through leaves
and detritus. Walks like a dove, one foot in front of the other vs hopping. A very
cute and sweet bird. Strangely enough a
physical trait that doesn't seem to be categorized one way or another in the
ornithological field. At least it's strange to me at least since it seems like it would be
an evolutionary beneficial energy saving trait. At least I can't find anything
on the subject so far...
As an artist,your draftsman skills need to stay fresh. The best solution is to find a class for figure studies. Here's a recent page from two twenty minute studies.
I'm going to post the better drawings on my Etsy web site for $20.00 and hope I can help support my art habit. So feel free to check out the Etsy site and I'll post them at the bottom of my gallery as well in up coming weeks.
Sometime it is hard to get motivated...but when I can't do anything else...I pick up a pencil. So, here's a moose standing in a field on a cold winter day. We don't enjoy seeing them here in Florida, but I loved seeing them out west.
It's especially tough to get motivated when life gets in the way.
Last week I lost my little cat, Kiki after 18 years.
This very special, loving little cat will be missed..
I've been painting with watercolors for a long time.
Here are some I found in my archives I thought I'd share!
Whenever I go for a walk in nature... I'm inspired by God's creation!
I love the amazing colors and shapes of these fallen samaras that I
found this past spring. Samara's are one of my favorite seeds. Basically,
they are seeds with little wings designed to ensure the seed has a chance to
reach light, away from the parent tree. This one is from a maple.
This palm frond reflects a stunning pattern in the light.
I sure am thankful for so many things...so I thought I'd share a favorite inspirational spot...a hard pan (soil) pond in the middle of a flatwoods ecosystem here in Florida! Now this is the real Florida!
You won't see a large mouse in a shirt out here!
My favorite bench to contemplate the beauty this peaceful place.
I hope your summer is filled with inspiration and beautiful places!