Another year, another 6×6 painting

Since 2009 I have contributed a 6×6 painting to the Audubon Society of Portland’s Wild Art Festival. This year I painted a young pileated woodpecker I met over the 4th of July weekend.


As I have said before, I find this project a way to experiment and also to assess my art skills.

In 2009 I submitted a painting of a hummingbird and did not attached it to the provided canvas.

In 2010 I submitted a watercolor of a pelican. This year it was adhered to the canvas, but I did not take a picture.

In 2011 I submitted a painting, but I have almost no record of it.

In 2012 I submitted an acrylic.

In 2013 I submitted a piece made with watercolor pencils.

In 2014 I submitted a collage piece.

In 2015 I submitted a marbled and highly stylized piece.

And in 2016 I experimented again by using high flow liquid acrylics.

Thus, the learning continues.