Category Archives: how to paint birds

More joy, painting magpie 2

Despite painting many magpies I’ve still not generated a whole lot of ‘good fortune’ this month: back-to-back nasty colds, a dental mishap and not a single magpie to be pleased about.  This one in a colorless setting was encouraging, but … Continue reading

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Glad tidings they bring (magpies)

Some of us have been struggling a bit to get back in our painting grooves after the holidays. (Good to know I wasn’t the only one!) After some unsatisfactory pine-and-panda painting sessions I put the subject aside and poked through … Continue reading

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Harmony and Joy, two birds on a branch

While updating my growing CBP library database recently I discovered a few books I had missed inputting. As I flipped through one to consider its most relevant coding I discovered a composition with two sparrows flitting through maple, two subjects … Continue reading

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The owl that winked at me

I just love it when I’m on the hunt for something specific, say a bamboo grove, and my searching leads me to a website with other items (fine figures) that simply command my attention, things I would have looked for … Continue reading

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Sentinel of the swamp: great blue heron

For years a highlight of my working week was heading to the lake on Friday night or early Saturday morning. One of the things I most looked forward to was spying our lakeside ‘greeter’, usually perched on one leg on … Continue reading

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Painting bitty birds in a flock

‘Not walking in those shoes’ I say to myself as I pass by all those stacks and racks of adult coloring books popping up in stores like puffballs on the lawn after rain.   My granny’s advice not to judge another … Continue reading

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The whole bird: painting eagle

One summer I spent endless hours up a ladder scraping and sanding log siding at our cabin on Lake of the Woods. Some days I had a CD playing for distraction, but most often I relied on the almost continuous … Continue reading

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