Tag Archives: WREN gallery

Painting In Progress (morning doves)

I’ve wanted to work on this painting for a long while and finally have time to devote my attention to it.  I haven’t done anything quite this challenging in a while now but I’ve recently been feeling inspired.  Of course, … Continue reading

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Golden-Crowned Kinglet painting

Something new off the drawing table and one I’m quite pleased with.  The Golden-crowned Kinglet was a “life bird” for me this year and given that it’s one of the tiniest birds (half the size of a chickadee), I’m amazed … Continue reading

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Photo Trips and Field Work (painting birds & animals)

With the return of Spring, I love taking time out of the studio to get into the field for sketching and photographing reference materials.  There is nothing like being there to see and watch the many birds/animals, both large and … Continue reading

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A Painting In Progress (Ruby-throated Hummingbirds)

Stage 1:  Here’s a peek at the stages of a work in progress currently on the drawing table.  A lot of little details in this piece and that’s not even including the birds yet!  But, that’s part of the fun … Continue reading

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The Artist’s Magazine 33rd Annual Competition – Finalist!!

My entry to The Artist’s Magazine 33rd Annual Art Competition was chosen as a finalist in the animal/wildlife category!!  Although my work was not chosen for a top prize, to be selected as one of the finalists out of the … Continue reading

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Painting In Progress (Common Red-poll)

I’ve wanted to create this painting for a long time and decided I was finally ready to “give it a go” as they say.  I spent four days working out the sketch, using 10 different photos showing the finches in … Continue reading

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Arabian Horse Painting In Progress

Three weeks of working on this painting and I have definitely had some high and low moments.  However, perseverance pays off, right?!!  Must. Keep. Painting. That was my mantra every day until I finished this painting.  My goal was to … Continue reading

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Open Studio… In Case You Missed The First Invite!

 

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Painting In Progress (Arabian Horse – Part 3)

This is part three in this Arabian horse painting in progress to date.  And here I was thinking the hard part was done!!  The headdress is quite complicated with varying textures, the fabric folds and intricately embroidered trim.  Not to … Continue reading

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Painting In Progress (Arabian Horse art)

It’s all about getting the expression in the eyes right when I work on a painting.   If I’ve captured “the look” in the eyes, it becomes THE MOMENT, if you will, when the art suddenly takes on a life of it’s … Continue reading

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