The Tufted Titmouse (with the cutest name ever) is a small songbird from North America. We have these cute little guys visiting our bird feeder all year long. They like to take one sunflower seed at a time and then fly back into the oak trees with the prize.
Some believe that a Tufted Titmouse appearing to you in your dreams or waking life is a message that your life is about to change. The Tufted Titmouse is a reminder that blessings are forthcoming.
This is an original watercolor dry mounted on archival mat board, in this beautiful weathered turquoise frame. The holidays are fast approaching! An original work of art would be something unique to give to your special person.
Its that time of year again! During the month of October, illustrators from all over will be participating in something known as Inktober. What is Inktober? It is an illustration initiative started by Jake Parker in 2009. This is a great way to improve upon your technique or try out new pens and brushes. Drawing every day also helps you to develop good drawing habits. https://www.mrjakeparker.com/inktober-1/ Parker says that “Anyone can do Inktober, just pick up a pen and start drawing.” You do not have to be an illustrator and you do not have to post on social media. Do it for yourself! However, if you do post on social media make sure to use the hashtag inktober or inktober2018. You just might get a feature!
My newest work “Marsh Rabbit” will be a part of the Watercolor & Graphic Arts Society (of Mobile) Fall Show at the Mobile Arts Council in Mobile, AL. The opening reception will be during the Art Walk on October 12 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm. It will be available for purchase with 20% of the sale going to help support the Mobile Arts Council’s mission. Hope to see you there!
This Fall & Winter, I will be teaching a 4 week session of Watercolor Techniques (beginning & intermediate) at Marnee’s Studio in Mobile, AL. Enjoy a morning of fun while learning the fundamentals of watercolor in a relaxing environment. We will cover the basic techniques including wet into wet, wet on dry, dry brush, masking, using mixed materials such as sea salt, paper towels and more. Consider taking if you are local and have ever considered experimenting with this medium. This class is also for those who have taken watercolor or would like to improve upon their skill level. We also have a drop in rate if you are interested in coming for 1 class.
The class will run on Wednesdays, October 17, 24, 31 & November 7.
I have not posted many videos on my site, but here it goes! Tonight we discussed vine and compressed charcoal and how to use chiaroscuro to create a light source and make something look 3D in a drawing. I set up an O’Keefish (that’s a word right?) still life. My students turned out some AWESOME drawings. We also had fun flashing back to an 80’s radio mix station.
I have new representation! This piece was recently finished and dropped off at Marnee’s Studio, a new art space and gallery located at 2353 Airport Blvd in Mobile, AL. The Grand Opening Party is August 12 from 6-9 pm. “The event is FREE and includes heavy hors d’oeuvres, drinks and entertainment.” I will be live painting along with artist, Ian Glass. If you are local, please come to the opening and support this space! If not, work(s) can also be shipped! Contact the business owner (Renee) for more information.