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Chickadee with Berries

Chickadee with Berries

I wanted to make a painting for a relative’s birthday, and since he has dozens of chickadees in his yard every winter, I thought this would be the perfect subject. My original plan was to give him the chickadee painting…

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Two Chickadees & Architecture Sketches

Two Chickadees & Architecture Sketches

I decided to paint a pair of chickadees this time, instead of a solitary one. I knew it might be a challenge to position the birds nicely on a 7.5″ x 5.5″ sheet, so I actually did some preliminary sketching on…

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Koi Fish

Koi Fish

I’ve wanted to attempt this painting for quite a while, now. I liked the flowing lines of the fish in the reference photo, and the bright colours and contrast. Koi paintings are quite common, maybe because they appear so graceful. They…

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Watercolour Greeting Cards

Watercolour Greeting Cards

In preparation for the art and craft sale on Saturday, I painted these greeting cards. I’m hoping that they might be appealing to people who want something unique but aren’t prepared to purchase a larger painting. I thought about painting…

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Chickadee on a Branch

Chickadee on a Branch

I should probably paint something else besides Chickadees! I’m itching to do a landscape, so that will probably be my next job. I wanted to paint something as a gift to the woman who gave me so many art supplies…

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Lucky Goldfinch

Lucky Goldfinch

Here’s my latest sketch. We’ve been feeding the birds lately, and we’ve seen at least 20 different types in the yard. The goldfinches seem to be the most numerous at the feeders. Earlier this week, a little guy who looked…

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Chickadees

Chickadees

I decided to do some more bird sketches, now that I have more experience painting. I was never satisfied with my previous chickadee sketch, but I am very happy with these two. The one with the green background is my favourite,…

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Bird Sketching and Replacing Cotman Colours

Bird Sketching and Replacing Cotman Colours

I intended to finish a landscape painting I had started, but the house was without water this week. We’ve been bringing home water in large jugs for drinking, hand-washing, and toilet flushing. I didn’t think it wise to waste it on something non-essential…

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