Draw A Bird Day, August 2019

I’m a bit late in posting this bird; I posted it on Instagram on the 8th but am just now getting around to posting here. Cattle Egrets are native to Africa but somehow reached northeastern South America in 1877. They continued to spread, arriving in the United States in 1941 and nesting here by 1953.

Cattle Egret
Cattle Egret

I’ve been working on some larger pieces lately and will share those soon. Hope your August is going well!

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World Watercolor Month 2019 – Recap of the Final Three Days

World Watercolor Month has come to an end, but I hope you enjoyed following along as much as I enjoyed painting each day’s prompt.

Day 29 – Glorious Green

Glorious Green
Glorious Green

Day 30 – Wild Thing

Wild Thing
Wild Thing

Day 31 – Favorite Color (all shades of blue)

Favorite Color

Seeing the work of other artists and their interpretations of the prompts has been inspiring! Thanks, Charlie, for hosting the event, and I hope it raised the much-needed funds for The Dreaming Zebra Foundation!

Again, here’s a little more info on World Watercolor Month and the mission to help young artists through The Dreaming Zebra Foundation.   This is a charity providing support so that children and young adults are given an equal opportunity to explore and develop their creativity in the arts.

Thanks for following this month-long journey! 

World Watercolor Month 2019 – Week 4 Recap

Here we are at week four of World Watercolor Month. It is flying by!

Day 22 – Rainforest

Rainforest
Rainforest

Day 23 – Beach Fun

Beach Fun
Beach Fun

Day 24 – Treats (Macarons)

Treats
Treats

Day 25 – Shades of Pink

Shades of Pink
Shades of Pink

Day 26 – Natural Wonders (Beach, Ocean, Sunset)

Natural Wonder
Natural Wonder

Day 27 – Fruit

Day 28 Metallic

Metallic
Metallic

Only a few more to go!

Again, here’s a little more info on World Watercolor Month and the mission to help young artists through The Dreaming Zebra Foundation.   This is a charity providing support so that children and young adults are given an equal opportunity to explore and develop their creativity in the arts. Thanks for stopping by! 

World Watercolor Month 2019 – Week 3 Recap

Here is the recap for week three!

Day 15 – Monochromatic

Monochromatic
Monochromatic

Day 16 – Relaxing

Relaxing
Relaxing

Day 17 – Music (Cut-out cereal box record from the 1960s)

Music
Music

Day 18 – Clouds

Clouds
Clouds

Day 19 – Splashes of Color

Splashes of Color
Splashes of Color

Day 20 – Building

Building
Building

Day 21 – Pattern

Pattern
Pattern

Again, here’s a little more info on World Watercolor Month and the mission to help young artists through The Dreaming Zebra Foundation.   This is a charity providing support so that children and young adults are given an equal opportunity to explore and develop their creativity in the arts. Thanks for stopping by! 

World Watercolor Month 2019 – Week 2 Recap

We’ve made it through the second week. I tried to limit myself to 15 minutes or fewer to get these onto paper and had some hits and misses, but they were fun to try.

Day 8 – Flying High

Blue Grey Gnatcatcher
Blue Gray Gnatcatcher

Day 9 – Shadow Play

Shadow Play
Shadow Play

Day 10 – Ocean Creatures (Negative Painting)

Ocean Creatures
Ocean Creatures

Day 11 – Simple Pleasures

Simple Pleasure
Simple Pleasures

Day 12 – Blossoming

Blossoming
Blossoming

Day 13 – Glassy (Glass Pebbles)

Glassy
Glassy

Day 14 – Furry Things

Furry Things
Furry Things

Again, here’s a little more info on World Watercolor Month and the mission to help young artists through The Dreaming Zebra Foundation.   This is a charity providing support so that children and young adults are given an equal opportunity to explore and develop their creativity in the arts. Thanks for stopping by! 

Draw A Bird, July 2019

Day 8 of World Watercolor Month (Flying High) and also Draw a Bird Day for July

This cute little songbird is a blue gray gnatcatcher. It eats insects (apparently gnats are a favorite) and spiders, and it uses silk from spider webs to construct its nest.

Blue Grey Gnatcatcher
Blue Gray Gnatcatcher

It can also catch insects while in flight, which is kinda cool. We need a dozen or so of these birds in our yard this time of year when lots of icky things are buzzing about. Hope your summer is going well!

World Watercolor Month 2019 – Week 1 Recap

Happy World Watercolor Month 2019!  This event, created by Charlie over at Doodlewash, has participants from all around the world, and we connect our art and blogs with the hashtag of #worldwatercolormonth. WWM is also a charitable event to support arts education with a challenge to make 31 watercolors in 31 days.

Day 1 – Primary Palette (an eyeshadow palette)

Primary Palette
Primary Palette

Day 2 – Sunny Sky (a dip in the pool)

Sunny Sky
Sunny Sky

Day 3 – Picnic Food

Picnic Food
Picnic Food

Day 4 – Family Fun

Family Fun
Family Fun

Day 5 – This button is “Loose and Free”

Loose and Free
Loose and Free

Day 6 – Window View – I enjoy watching these little fellows in the back yard.

Window View
Window View

Day 7 – Shiny Things

Again, here’s a little more info on World Watercolor Month and the mission to help young artists through The Dreaming Zebra Foundation.   This is a charity providing support so that children and young adults are given an equal opportunity to explore and develop their creativity in the arts. Thanks for stopping by!