Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Cormorants on the Rocks

My upcoming workshop is painting cormorants in mixed watermedia so I was practicing with this piece. Cormorants seem very focused and businesslike. When they fly, they don't seem to glide at all and it looks like work!!! In the summer the adults feed the youngsters on the rocks and if you're close enough to hear, there's a lot of noise! The youngsters are very impatient!!!
This is an interpretation of part of a day in the life of a cormorant. I think it would be very interesting to be comfortable perching on a rock in the ocean! Just think, no boat, just wings!
I used acrylic inks, some of which are iridescent and watercolor in this piece. The paper is St. Armand's handmade paper. Some of the texture is actually pressed into the paper.
"Cormorants on the Rocks" • Original mixed watermedia on handmade paper • 7.25" x 10.75"
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If you're interested in my upcoming workshop painting cormorants and ocean the flier is below.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Summertime Vista

I talked Mom into going with me up to Mt Hood so I could paint. We even managed to leave around 7 in the morning! I brought a big canvas! The air was clear but even up at Mt Hood it was warm. I was able to get a good start on this and brought it home to finish in my studio.
Thanks MOM for a lovely trip and for putting up with all the insects!!!!!!
"Summertime Vista" • Original acrylic on gallery wrap canvas, painting continues on sides, ready to hang • 24" x 24"
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