A bird’s sense of touch is generally concentrated in its un-feathered areas like its beaks and feet. Birds have a sense of taste as well, though it is not as extensive as in humans. I drew this directly in ink without a pencil pre-drawing. Black ink and paint pen on paper, 6″x6″.
Moving upward. I’ve started the primer coat for the fox, and reshaped the stoat’s snout. Acrylic paint over latex primer.
Sunday morning progress. I began coloring in the stoat with orange gradient, and I added white primer diamonds. I’ve cut some thick mat board into stencils for the diamonds and for half-circles that will go in the middle. Acrylic paint over latex primer.
“I Is for Ivory Coast Running Frog”. This guy is tiny. Watercolor, ink, and paint pen on hot press cotton paper. I got really playful with this one, and it turned out to be one of my favorites. 8″ x 10″. Buy Original Artwork | Buy a Print
“I Is for Ivory Coast Running Frog”, watercolor work-in-progress.
I added a bit of gradient background to the aqua hare. Acrylic paint over latex primer.
The hare is aqua now. Acrylic paint over latex primer.
I’m painting four animals native to Denmark on our front shutters. All will be brightly colored. Now that it has cooled off from high summer temps, I can finally get this project started. But the wood on the shutters is really rough, which is slowing me down. This initial layer Read more…
“H Is for Helmeted Hornbill”, part of my Endangered Alphabet series.This beautiful large bird is near extinction due to poaching. The boxy casque on top of its bill is solid and carvable like ivory. Sadly, thousands of birds are being slaughtered to make Buddha tchotchkes. If a male is killed Read more…