Paradise

a Common Yellow-throat surveys his domain, watercolour painting
Common Yellow Throat—watercolour

Part of being an artist is learning how to see the world, to notice things that are often overlooked. It encourages you to slow down, to appreciate… to be with your subject.

The more I spend time studying the subjects I paint the more amazing they seem to me. The natural world has beauty and harmony not often seen in our artificial lives.

I also notice how caught up we get in the troubles and challenges in our lives—in the day to day grind, in the troubles of the world and how we miss that all around us is a paradise of wonders.

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Wolf! Adventures in Wildlife Painting

Hello all!

After I did the wonderful kitty (Bath Time) I was inspired to try a wolf.

I’m very happy with how it turned out… I wanted to capture the calm and intelligence of this lovely animal, and to depict it in a different manner than usual. I see a lot of wolf pictures and artwork and they are usually somewhat menacing, or howling at the moon, but I don’t see them that way. I see a creature more like us than not… unafraid.. a brother.

I did this piece more loosely than I usually approach wildlife and I wanted the colours to ‘sing’ rather than be completely natural. So I exaggerated the shadow and light colours that I saw.

I hope you enjoy him.

Prints will be available soon.

Watch me paint… and it’s done!

I’m working on a realism piece and have taken snapshots of the process. I’d like to share them with you! This is the finished piece. If you have any questions or comments, I’d love to hear them… enjoy

Shadows

I may add some very minor details yet in the leaves… but it’s done!  Yay!

I hope you enjoyed seeing one of my processes, if you’d like to see more let me know in the comments.

Watch me paint…#11 and 12

I’m working on a realism piece and have taken snapshots of the process. I’d like to share them with you! This is phase 11 & 12. If you have any questions or comments, I’d love to hear them… enjoy
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Working it up with more detail, adjusting colours and shades to give it more dimension, and finishing all the flowers.

I’m glazing the foliage with blue and yellow, depending on their hue.

Finished post tomorrow!!!

If you’ve enjoyed this, like! and share… thanks!

Watch me paint…#’s 4, 5, 6

I’m working on a realism piece and have taken snapshots of the process. I’d like to share them with you! This is the phase four, five and six. If you have any questions or comments, I’d love to hear them… enjoy

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I’m really trying at this point to make sure that the lighting is right and that the sunlight through the window is hitting the right parts of the flowers.