Thursday, May 29, 2014
I have posted photos of them while they were excavating the nesting cavity and eating at my feeders. I have some excellent reference photos of babies, that my brother in law, Craig took for me at our old home in Marshall. So I have combined three different shots to form this compositional drawing today. I have applied gesso to illustration boards today also and as soon as they are dried and sanded, I will transfer this drawing and begin the painting. I think I will name the kids, Knothead and Knucklehead. Unfortunately for the Hardheads, a real severe storm hit here a week ago and the tree was snapped off right at nesting cavity level. I now have to locate where they have moved to.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
After an extra harsh winter here in Gore, I am finally moving back into the real studio. I had no heat in the large garage/studio and so I used the extra bedroom here for the winter. Small and dark, it was not a good substitute for what is slowly becoming a grand studio. We are about to begin construction of a wall of windows and front double door where the roll up garage door now is. Once that is done, we are going to add heat and air conditioning. In the meantime, I have a glorious open air studio at my fingertips.