I just got back from visiting family in Texas. I brought my sketchbook and sketched this little Winter Wren while sitting with my dad. The picture above is me and my Meemaw. I am happy to say that she has been a dedicated patron of my artwork. Behind us is a painting I did in 2008 called Dinner Guest, which paved the way for my bird obsession. Meemaw bought it as a gift for my dad and stepmom.
I took several photos of family and friends that I plan to use as references for paintings. As always, I can never think of just painting one individual piece but instead have to envision a series. Any who, I have an idea for a family tree inspired series. I am kicking around Rotten Roots as the title.