Sunday, November 18, 2012
Habitats are the connections we feel and what makes a great work of art-how everything is interlaced. This branch is in front and behind and is embracing her. The cold white paper-winter-is at bay!
Sunday, October 21, 2012
My goal was to show a micro-habitat which included one branch from an oak tree. Participants were shown how complimentary colors work as a pair and create space between two leaves.
Its not important to show every edge because our imaginations kick in and fill the spaces with our knowledge of habitats. I added the nuthatch this morning after watching who came to my feeder.
Monday, October 15, 2012
and learn more about how to paint what is surrounding your center of interest. I want to paint the whole habitat without the birds being overly prominent, just like they occur in nature.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
She needs no lesson on painting-just materials!
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
. It sat on a Wyoming fence post. I had to stop my car to take a longer look. Painting yellow without purples will never seem as bold. Edgar Payne said that paint colors are 400 times less intense than nature's colors.
Friday, March 30, 2012
Actually, I saw both the male and female at the nest during a full hour observing the nest. This watercolor is a composite of the desert plants. Cactus wrens nest in Cholla but surrounding all this are the imposing Saguaro.
What makes us see a bird and see a nest? It takes time to follow the flight pattern, and awareness. The nest was the same color as the birds and the Cholla!
I will teach the art of SUMI-E brush painting at Pt Reyes(.org)
To know nature is through painting esthetic values (in black inks):
WABI (subtle taste)
SABI (elegant simplicity)
Color adds joy!