“Big Bad Birds”?

Last year Bainbridge Arts and Crafts presented a group exhibition called “Big Bad Bugs,” and this year I’m invited to participate in their May show: “Big Bad Birds.” The deadline approaches quickly – it’s a temporal truth that time speeds up toward a due date.

Drawing a winter wren for the Twitter exhibition in Oslo reminded me how I love to draw birds. And from a few years ago, I have the photographers’ permission to draw from pictures of juncos, winter wrens, robins, sparrows, chickadees, and other beloved birds – now filling the woods with their spring song.

I’ll post more here later, but the image below is a start –- getting familiar again with bird colors and shapes. In the end I hope to make little paintings – maybe on wood, not big or bad birds, but small and sweet birds.

Bird Study - neighbors

Beginning a bird study – near neighbors in pencil and watercolor on Rives BFK…


A Blog-vite

“The Island Garden”

JUNE 1 – JULY 1 / Reception: Friday, June 1, 6-8 p.m.The Gallery, Bainbridge Arts & Crafts  151 Winslow Way East, Bainbridge Island, WA

I’m excited to be included in “The Island Garden” and looking forward to seeing the work of five other painters and 11 ceramic artists who find inspiration in the natural world – from columbine and butterflies to brussels sprouts. A detail from one of my pieces in the show is below (you’ve already seen the brussels sprouts!):