Birding, Painting

I guess we all forget something

So yesterday I forgot to post my painting. I did it. I took a picture. I got all my images together to create a post. And then… I guess I wandered off. Now you’ll get two days together!

Sunday

Other than a meeting, I did not have anything too exciting going on Sunday. I did a bunch of errands and then went for a hike. In the first few minutes, I saw a nice red tail hawk.

I also had another item of interest on this hike: Edward. I had AirBNB guests this weekend, and they had a lovely Spring Spaniel named Edward (they also had an 18 month old girl, but I never got her name, and who cares about her anyway…)

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As you can see, Edward enjoyed our hike too. Finn, as though in competition, was especially photogenic.

When we got home, I sat down and used one the reference photos above to do my daily painting.

21 - edwardMonday

I just worked today, took the dog for a walk, and went to Weight Watchers (minus another .8) Frankly, I’m tired and didn’t feel like painting. But I wanted to give it a try…

22 - soarOkay, the hawk needs some serious work, but I am really excited by the technique I used for the sky. My thought for this was to devote some feeling to the air under the wings of the bird… and I really like the way that part feels. But if I did a larger version, the actual raptor needs some attention.