It’s another rainy day today, so our bird feeders are extra busy.
The young male Anna’s hummingbird (bottom) is sporting some impressive chin plumage, but missing his tail feathers.
INPRNT is offering 25% off all prints until Sunday, Jan 4, 2015. So I’ve added a couple new pieces to my shop.
Recently, I found some old sketches I did years ago for a (killed) project. I’m feeling a bit inspired to revisit them and take them a bit further, now that I have regular, living reference buzzing around outside the window.
Switching from crows to ravens for a while. Started blocking in a new painting this weekend, based on some iPhone video I shot last summer on Seymour Mountain.
This stage of a painting feels a bit like sculpting to me.
I painted out the two left crows today. So much better!
These visitors to the feeders that hang outside the studio window make a working weekend much more enjoyable.
Finished sketches, based on photos I took of pigeons in Stanley Park.
They’re all painted without drawing first, in an attempt to loosen up and accept and embrace the mistakes.
These were fun and I think another pigeon reference shoot is in order.
I really enjoy drawing and painting crows. I have a few pieces I’ve done in a variety of mediums over the years, and a bit of a project planned for the future.
Currently, I am giving society6 a try with a print of one of my crow drawings (the original is india ink on paper). I’ve toyed with the idea of prints for a while, but it’s just not cost effective for me to go get them printed – and frankly, I’d prefer to channel my time into work, not into printing, packing and shipping. It’s pretty cool that there are now a lot of choice with print on demand outfits that handle the fulfilment.
After March 17 – http://society6.com/Kirsti
I’d recommend the smallest size – it’s closer to the original size of the work.
Some more crows (not as prints) – watercolour crow, unfinished crow oil painting, willow charcoal on vellum crow.
I’ve updated the sketchbook part of my website with a few more drawings from a recently canceled project. I’ll probably take them a little further on my own and use them for style and medium experiments.