Inspired by the art of Gennine Zlatkis, I painted this bird in acrylic high-flow paint and inks on watercolor paper. Birds are really fun to draw and paint because their basic shape is easy to recreate but there is so much you can do to it in the way of colors and details. I’m sure I’ll move on to other subjects but there are so many birds around me to paint that I feel I need to get at least a few of them down on paper.
I’m not sure what this is but it was in the gutter in an industrial park. It looks to me like some sort of evil experiment gone wrong. Now the black slime has escaped its confines and is looking for a way to become mobile and take over the world. Or something.
I was looking over some old pictures this weekend when I came across a few of a Killdeer Plover I photographed a few times last year. I decided to do a pencil drawing of it and then thought I would color it in a bit with high-flow acrylic paints.
The real Killdeer only had black chest bands and brown wings. But I thought it would look neat all in black.
There’s a lot of construction in my neighborhood right now as house lots are getting built up. As I was walking one day, I saw this little skid loader posing for me in the middle of the street. Not wanting to offend it, I took this picture and promised to send a copy via email.
I found this guy taking his time and enjoying lunch. I don’t think he trusted me though because he kept four eyes on me the whole time.