Sunday, March 15, 2015

This little "Ruby Red" hummer was at a flower in my garden. How can I scale the hummer to appear the tiny size which it is in the universe? Consider exaggerating the objects around the hummer. Good theater employers exaggeration by each actor. Your painting is no different-it tells a story!  

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Painting Birds on location!

This little snipe sat while I drove by turned around and parked nearby. I knew by then I had time to paint her if she was not fazed. Try it you'll have fun and time painting birds on location!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Two watercolors-compare!

Here is the same watercolor at two different stages. First stage is a study of Juncos. I look at the watercolor and for what is missing: The signature "hood"! After adding it I put the birds in context-they feed on the ground. Don't stop too soon, check for errors and add context!