Today’s quick paint project. I took the picture of this cute little guy sitting on a log next to his mate this past winter. They were just waking up for the morning and he kept stretching and preening as she swam away. I knew I wanted to paint him when I saw him.
Tomorrow I plan to start including Orin (The Bird-Watcher) in my post. He will give some fun facts about each of the birds I’m painting. By the way, these quick little paintings will be for sale at the Clark County Open Studio Tour, November 14 & 15. I will paint a bird for each letter of the alphabet (the X is a surprise installation).
I am a curious artist who enjoys stimulating dialogue, exploring perspective and relationship in all things art, life (human and animal kingdom alike) and my beliefs...I avoid politics when possible.
A little background on this blog--I'd been going to an art group for Christians called The Responding and a few months in I decided to respond--yep, I'm a slow one to respond. About the same time my husband wanted me to illustrate some of his children's poetry, which is far from my style. I was praying about it and woke up with the idea to start doodling responses to my morning devotions and hopefully I'd be able to develop a style that could work for poetry. I decided to doodle through My Utmost for His Highest. At first I started with just doodles, then I decided to add a brief thought response on the back of the card. Then one day I thought, "Why keep these to myself, I'll start a Facebook photo page. Eventually it became this blog.
What's planned for the future? When I've doodled through the whole book I plan to do a physical show with them. I will also choose some to develop further and the remainder I will. sell them. All proceeds will go to relieve abuse of all kinds. Currently I'm exploring ministries and orginizations that have credible backgrounds to invest in. More details will be made available as I continue on with this venture. I'm trusting God to lead me.
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Love the bird paintings. We met a gentleman who takes all kinds of pictures of birds on his nature walks. I am giving you his email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thought you might like to contact him for pictures that you could use. His name is Jim and he is a sweet older man.
Have fun painting.