painting: chickadee-dee-dee

Birds are sort of miraculous to me, especially the little ones. How does this guy keep those toothpick legs warm through the winter? I understand fluffing the feather produces a kind of insulation in the air pockets, but what about those teeny weeny feet? 8″x8″ oil on cradled wood board. Available in my Etsy shop.Continue reading “painting: chickadee-dee-dee”

painting: black bear

If you notice some areas of the darker color seem shinier than others, this is because I took the photo before varnishing the painting. Sometimes varnish will cause a photo glare, so wait to varnish. In this case, varnish would even out the shininess so everything is uniform. Varnish both protects the colors from fading,Continue reading “painting: black bear”

painting: mama & me; otter, sheep

I thought I’d get a jump on Mother’s Day and paint a few mama and me paintings. Here are my first two. Isn’t the moment so sweet? I was watching a video, and thought I’d better pause the moment and jot it down. Sigh. So sweet. 8″x8″ oil on cradled wood board. Available in myContinue reading “painting: mama & me; otter, sheep”