I am fairly happy with how this colored pencil drawing turned out, and plan on more art inspired by the Dutch golden age. I loved working in colored pencil, but may explore this them in paint too. I think that the medium of colored pencil is becoming more recognized in the fine art world. I used prisma color premier soft core pencils on canson mixed media 98 lb. paper.
I hope to complete this piece tomorrow – just a few elements to finish and contrast to work on.
I still have a bit of work to do on this portrait building up tones and contrast, but it is coming along well.
This is a very intricately detailed colored pencil still life that I am currently working on that is inspired by the Dutch Golden Age floral still life paintings.
I have been working on a series of portraits in graphite pencil and colored pencil, playing around with the contrast between the grey scale and color. With just the right balance, there is a continuity in the contrast.
These two amorous young screech owls are original paintings by me – hand painted with acrylic paint.
Eastern screech owls come in three colors gray, brown, or a reddish/orange rust color that is mottled with darker gray. The reddish/orange rust colored screech owl is called a red morph. The brown morph has a lot of grays with browns. The grey morph has overall tones of grey. Pictured here are the brown morph and the red morph. The eastern screech owls will inter-mate between morphs, so they are indiscriminate of color when choosing a mate. The male will do a dance for the female, and if she likes it, she will move closer to him and eventually they will touch beaks. Eastern screech owls mate for life (The Owl Pages). https://www.owlpages.com/owls/species.php?s=850
Golden finches are beautiful birds who nest in late summer through autumn. This painting is composed of the setting of a cotton field with the beautiful male and female golden finches set against an early autumn sky. Prints of this painting are available here:
I love night walks, listening to the chorus of nature in the South. The frogs and crickets dominate the melody, but occasionally the call of an owl can be heard. Living in the country with minor light pollution allows a good view of the stars. The display is magnificent. My latest painting of Barn Owls provided a deep study of their feathers. Female barn owls have deeper richer colors than their pale male counterparts. The pattern of their feathers seem to contain little galaxies of stars reflecting the night sky. They are truly beautiful creatures.
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I have two shops where my art can be purchased as prints or as various products – throw pillows, clocks, phone covers, t-shirts, etc….