Saturday, June 30, 2012

She's Finished!

This little Long Eared Owl is finally finished. Well, not exactly "finally." For me to complete her in two weeks is probably a record. She took 64 hours. Have received lots of compliments on FaceBook and that is always very nice for the ego. Most of the work was done before about 4 p.m. Which is time to feed the horse and the dog ... er ... Gizmo. Don't tell him I called him a dog! I would like to spend more night time hours painting/drawing, but there are still Miller Moths to contend with here. Thought they were gone, but this heat seems to have brought them back.

My class of students continues to go well!

Okay ... now for a watercolor painting. Decisions, decisions, which one to start ....


Long Eared Owl - "Aware"
 Have a great day to all my fans and supporters out there.


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Monday, June 25, 2012

WIP #3 - Long Eared Owl



Long Eared Owl


 Well, it is Monday and almost two in the afternoon and already 102°.

I had hoped to share the finished drawing today, but a lot of unexpected things came up instead. Not least of which the electricity went off for an hour and 20 minutes.

But I did make good progress, this weekend and you will have a better idea of where I'm going with this drawing. I want her to be in as natural a setting as possible, so that she will be somewhat camouflaged. I have yet to emphasize different textures and there is a lot of value reworking to be done. But that will be the noodling session at the tail end where I will have to know when to stop!

Hope you enjoy.




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Friday, June 22, 2012

WIP #2 - Long Eared Owl

Hello again! How do you like this? And there hasn't even been nearly 5 months since my last post. I'm really trying to reform. Really ...

I've made some progress with this drawing. Still a long way to go, but hope by Monday I'll be able to post with a much greater progress. Right now I will have to leave some parts of the owl unfinished so I can introduce the bits of the tree she will be sitting in. Looking forward to a rest from feathers for a while, not that I won't have to go back and put the finishing touches on them later.

My class continues to go well. Students seem to be making good progress practicing new information and really working hard at home to get it done.


Long Eared Owl - WIP #2
 Hopefully I'll be back Monday.


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Monday, June 18, 2012

Catching up ...



Hello out there.

I've been busy this year. I have been teaching art at the Senior Center here in Greeley. This has proven to be a lot of fun, and very rewarding. I have seen a lot of improvement in the skills of my class simply by starting with the basics. Drawing ... real basic ...


At the end of the season of classes for the Senior Center I started my own semi-private classes in my home. I haven't had classes here since the 1970's. I'm having a good time with my students and it helps out too.

Long Eared Owl


Saturday I started a small drawing. It started with a photo I got out for a student, and decided it was time to draw it myself. Have to keep my hand in you know. I got some very nice photos of several owls and raptors at the annual Rocky Mountain Raptor Program gala early this year. I'll do a work-in-progress for you to watch the drawing develope. It is small. This first photo is cropped to about 3.5" x 5.5" but will be larger when finished. About 5" x 6".

This little owl is considered medium sized and isn't as well known as other owls, tending to be more reclusive and located in remote areas. These guys have a defense of making themselves tall, skinny and motionless so they will be mistaken for a broken off tree branch. It's quite funny to watch them do that. Now you see an owl - now you don't - and you haven't looked away.




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