Kestrel Art

I recently completed my kestrel painting and got lots more experience playing around with techniques.  I am still trying to get larger spatters around my subjects and recently read that you can squeeze paint from a larger paintbrush to achieve that effect.  Will have to try that on my next piece!  In the meantime, I hope you all see something you like in this tiny bird of prey and venture out to get creative on your own!



Another Bird in the Hand

watercolor of Pilealated Woodpecker
watercolor of Pilealated Woodpecker

Here is my newly completed work “Chopper”.  He is a North American Pileated Woodpecker, and it was fun hanging out with him as he took shape.  I am really trying to find a balance between being detailed and adding some splashes, spills, and splatters to create a dynamic.  I think the balance in this piece is a bit closer to where I want to be.


Stealing a View

Only through art can we emerge from ourselves and know what another person sees.

Marcel Proust

Owl Try This Again Sometime

I just finished “Archimedes”, my little Saw Whet owl.  While painting this I tried to start incorporating some much looser strokes, and I spent a lot of time flicking the brush around the edges to create atmosphere and dynamics.  Even at rest, I wanted this guy to have some energy!

watercolor painting of screech owl
watercolor painting of screech owl