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Woodpecker – Completion

What? March? Really?! Time I finished up with this. I used Payne’s grey almost exclusively while building up the first three quarters of the painting. As a result, I had to fight with it a bit to warm up the … Continue reading

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Red-headed Woodpecker

A quick painting of that gorgeous Pelee inhabitant. Mixed media.

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American Redstart

Nearly a year he’s sat there on the easel in my living room, so very near completion but not quite.  Painting is always an exciting process in the early stages — the life studies, the preliminary work, laying the initial … Continue reading

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Rose-breasted Grosbeak and Sumac

I can’t say the background does much for the Grosbeak’s plumage, but I had some big gobs of Yellow Ochre and Paynes Gray left in my watercolour tray from a previous work and felt the urge to use them. Loki, … Continue reading

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Snow Day on the Metz

It’s been years since I’ve pulled out the acrylics, but I just wasn’t up to the challenge of all that white in an unforgiving and potentially muddy medium like watercolour. The option to revise, of course, means that I did … Continue reading

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Ross’s Goose

Watercolour.

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Yellow-rumped Warbler

I spotted this bird and its flockmate at the edge of a wood while out birding last month. Spent a few minutes getting a look through the bins, then as so often happens the pair bounded off across the field … Continue reading

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