Thursday, April 29, 2010


Well.... I've spilled paint on the floor, paint on my painting and even coffee on a painting, but this is the first time I spilt paint on myself and it wasn't just a little.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Cedar Waxwing Bird

These are the kind of things that excite me.  For the first time ever I viewed Cedar Waxwing Birds in the wild & they happened to be in a tree in our yard.  They travel in flocks of about 40, which is how many there seemed to be. They are striking.  I took photos and this was the best one I got so I also included a close up off of the web so you can get an idea of how unusual they are with their distinctive black mask and pointed hood.   It has been a long time since I painted a Waxwing.  It was on a wooden box that I sold years ago.  I'll have to paint another this winter.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Butterfly Painting Evolution

The first four photos I didn't take with a flash but, should of.  Next time I do a visual tutorial I will scan the images so you can get a better idea of the process close up.  This butterfly is on canvas prepped with white acrylic paint.  I use acrylic paint, watered down to make translucent layers.  On my next tutorial I'll have a better explanation of the steps as well.