Friday, February 26, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
House Wren for Carol
There is a soft, quietness that a Peregrine Falcon evokes. You also are instantly aware of their extreme intelligence. These birds may seem gentle but they are fierce hunters, reaching speeds over 150 mph.
This guy, Bailey the Turkey Vulture, and many others are available in my etsy shop. All funds go towards gettin' this girl to Wyoming!
Designing wallpaper design and making stencil: 1hr. 15 min. 1/24/10
Transferring wallpaper design onto canvas: 1 1/2 hrs. 1/25/10
"I forgot how time consuming, confusing, and frustrating transferring wallpaper is. If you think my paintings are too expensive - f**k you...this sucks! I've traced this same design at least 22 times!"
Painting wallpaper design: 2 1/2 hrs. 1/26/10
Foundation for Kestrel: 3 hrs. 2/2/10
Changed top - new drawing: 45 min. 1/31/10
Painted top: 2 hrs. 2/9/10
Looking forward to spending more time with this painting. I really want to work on the accuracy of each bird species, so I'm working on each feather one at a time!
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Yeah, I am totally hangin' with a Passenger Pigeon.
Lani is totally a ferret. (Dear Lani: I hope you know that I will use this pic whenever possible. Best, Layla)
Most amazing wild turkey ever.
Friday, February 12, 2010
I will spend the month of April at the Ucross Foundation located in Northern Wyoming. This little piece of heaven on earth is situated on a 20,000 acre working cattle ranch. It gives the amazing gift of time to artists, composers, and writers. I am beyond excited and extremely grateful for this opportunity. Thankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyou…….
Monday, February 8, 2010
(see studies in earlier post)
Monday, February 1, 2010
See this lovely sheet of battered butcherpaper under the pastels? It was time to retire it from it's duty as a mini drawing table drop cloth and turn it into art. It became this...
Ruppell's Griffon Vulture