It's important to think ahead and plan for tomorrow, but an artist must also be in the moment...the now.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
AM I BLUE? - Eastern Bluebird
"Am I Blue?" 8x10 Watercolor
I love birds...and one of my favorites is the Bluebird! This little guy is all "puffed up" against a cold north wind. From 1983 to 1986 I lived in Pagosa Springs, Colorado. In addition to mountains, pine trees and rishing rivers, my subject matter included birds of all types...songbirds, gamebirds, ducks, geese, hawks, eagles....if it had feathers, I painted it. When I moved back to Texas, my subject matter turned more toward the plains, Hill Country, farms and ranches.
In the application of the final few strokes, I realized how much I've missed painting these joyful creatures - So, look for more of my feathered friends on my blog and website!
I'm a full time artist; native Texan, self taught and work primarily in the medium of watercolor. Painting daily, I prefer to work en plein aire (on location), and I'm often seen working in the historic districts of Waxahachie and throughout the North Texas area. A member of several arts organizations including Outdoor Painters Society (Signature Member), Contemporary Fine Art International (Signature Member), Artists of Texas, Professional Artists in North Texas, International Plein Air Painters, Landscape Artists International,DeSoto Art League and Ellis County Art Association. Painting professionally for over 35 years, my originals are in private and corporate collections in 34 States, as well as Mexico, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Scotland, Portugal, Germany, and Republic of Benin, West Africa.