Friday, September 23, 2011

Waiting For Dinner
Miniature 4.5 x 2.5"

This miniature is the last of the series to be sent to the MASF show in Florida. I used the same palette as the previous painting and was surprised to see just how different the two compositions turned out. Yesterday on my bike ride beside the DesPlaines River I spotted one of these magestic birds right beside a waterfall. He could have been posing for my painting! He looked at me as though to say, "Well...did you get the painting right?! Because here I am, with all my beautiful feathers on display for your personal observation!"

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Red Eyed Vireo 1 7/8 x 2" transparent watercolor

It's been a while but here is the next miniature on the list of those I need to complete for the fall shows. The painting is actually more smooth in real life. For some odd reason the scanner seems to highlight and emphasize the texture of the paper! It's very frustrating but I'll live with it. This little gal is protecting her home from invaders. She has to...I mean...who in their right mind wouldn't want a home tucked among cherry blossoms? She probably has a view too!