Draw A Bird, April 2020

Hi friends. How is everyone doing? We are holding up well and distracting ourselves with some home projects, cooking, and jigsaw puzzles.

Today is the real Draw A Bird Day, even though many artists draw or paint a bird on the 8th of every month just for fun. Spring is here in full force and robins are hopping all around our backyard, so I thought it appropriate to honor them.

Spring Robin
Spring Robin

I pray that you and your families are safe and well, and I’m sending positive thoughts and love as we continue to shelter in place. Hopefully by next month’s Draw A Bird Day, we will be enjoying some normalcy to our days. Be well!

Worm, #WorldWatercolorGroup

All of April’s World Watercolor Group prompts have to do with springtime, and after looking over the list I realized there are a lot of creepy crawlies in the challenge.  This is way out of my comfort zone because I am not fond of observing these things close up, let alone painting their details.  As a kid I had no issues picking up worms but was not fond of spearing them onto fishing hooks, and lady bugs and butterflies somehow did not offend my senses.

I started painting an inchworm but his little face was a bit too creepy for me, when suddenly I remembered my daughter’s old toy called a GloWorm.  The face of this plush battery-operated “worm” lit up with a gentle glow when squeezed or hugged, making it a good bedtime toy for a child to snuggle. 

GloWorm

GloWorm

I promise to tackle a few of the April challenge critters during the month, but I also promise there won’t be a lot of detail.  Guess it will be a good chance to practice some loose watercolor techniques!