Hi Friends! This month’s bird was painted using a quick, loose method taught by Tom Shepherd of https://www.tomshepherdart.com/. It’s fun to switch up techniques and learn something new; however, I still fiddle and sometimes want to add too much detail, even though this technique does not need many details.
We’ve been enjoying the cooler weather of autumn, my favorite season. The leaves haven’t started changing here yet but should soon. What is your favorite season?
Hi Friends! This summer has been quite busy, and I’ve had to budget my time to accomplish some painting. That said, this little white dove was painted very quickly because Draw A Bird Day for September crept up on me!
I’ve been working on some larger pieces in my once-a-week art class and hope to get posts written for those throughout the month. Thank you spending a few moments here with me and be well!
My goodness, the summer is flying by! Today’s bird is a Dark-Eyed Junco, otherwise known as a Snowbird. We moved into our new home in January, and this little bird was the first to greet us at our feeders. Even though we moved only two miles from our previous house, I don’t remember ever seeing them at our feeders before.
Curiously, we’ve not seen any this spring or summer and have since learned that Snowbirds migrate north during this time of year (just like human “snowbirds” who go to warmer southern states in the winter and return home in the spring).
Most of my friends enjoy the summer, but with the 90-degree temps and high humidity forecasted for the next week, I’m looking forward to the change of season into autumn, which is my favorite season of all. I hope you are staying safe and have been well.
One of the most exciting signs of spring and summer to me is when the hummingbirds migrate north and return to our feeders.
Hummingbirds have a very high metabolism and must eat all day long just to survive. They feed every 10-15 minutes and visit 1,000-2,000 flowers each day. Besides nectar from flowers and feeders, hummingbirds eat small insects, beetles, ants, aphids, gnats, mosquitoes, and wasp. That reminds me, it’s time to freshen up the sugar water in our feeders. Do you have hummers in your area?
Hello there, and happy May! Springtime is in full bloom, and because we recently moved to a new home, it’s exciting to watch the new-to-us trees, bushes, and flowers bursting with life.
Have you ever seen a kingfisher in the wild? They are quite wonderful to observe as they go about their fishing activities. This fellow had a successful fishing expedition and looks like he’s going to have a full belly after savoring his lunch. Thanks for stopping by, and be well!
April 8 is the official Draw A Bird Day, so to celebrate I am showcasing two paintings completed at the end of 2020. I enjoy painting cardinals because they are such colorful, striking birds, and I was hopeful to express their curiosity.
I hope all is well with you and that temperatures are warming up where you live. Thanks for stopping by, and be well!
Hi Friends! It’s good to participate again in Draw A Bird celebrations on the 8th of each month.
Admittedly, I painted this fellow at the end of last year but never had time to write a post for him. It was one of my more successful attempts to paint loosely, which I find challenging. Thanks for stopping by and stay well!