Five Days of the Pig 1


2019 is the Year of the Pig! I thought I would celebrate it with Five Days of  Pigs in my Postcards for the Lunch Bag.  Did you know that the pig… 

Raven about memory #Stillman&Birn #Zeta #ArtJournal


Waiting for new birds, and I decided to paint one in acrylic over a background in my Stillman & Birn Zeta, that I did a year or two ago. I don’t remember how I did the background, though. Ah, for the memory of my youth – that I remember!  I need a raven like OdinContinue reading “Raven about memory #Stillman&Birn #Zeta #ArtJournal”

Starling-Week 11 of ’52 Weeks of Watercolour Birds’ #52WeeksOfWatercolourBirds #Watercolor #Lukas


The official Week 11 bird (as opposed to the birds I choose to keep the flow going) for the ’52 Weeks of Watercolour Birds’ event was Starling. I really wish I had some iridescent watercolors when painting birds like this.  It’s almost impossible to capture that sheen Starlings have without them. This bird was paintedContinue reading “Starling-Week 11 of ’52 Weeks of Watercolour Birds’ #52WeeksOfWatercolourBirds #Watercolor #Lukas”

Rainbow Finch #Watercolor #52WeeksOfWatercolourBirds #WatercolorBirds


Mitsib doesn’t seem to be issuing the weekly challenges for ’52 Weeks of Watercolour Birds’ on a regular basis.  I like to keep up the flow so I decided that I’ll paint a bird a week in the book I have designated for this challenge.  I’ll incorporate her challenges as they come up, and decideContinue reading “Rainbow Finch #Watercolor #52WeeksOfWatercolourBirds #WatercolorBirds”

Over 300 Words for Love #Stillman&Birn #Zentangle #ArtJournal


The last page of my Stillman & Birn Delta has picked up some smudges from previous works, so I decided to do a mixed media page. I have this neat wrapping paper full of dog breeds and words relating to dogs.  I took a scrap of it and cut out a few pictures, gluing themContinue reading “Over 300 Words for Love #Stillman&Birn #Zentangle #ArtJournal”

The Unshown #Stillman&Birn #Zentangle #ArtJournal


This week I’m going to share some of the artwork that I did last year in my Stillman & Birn Delta, and never got around to posting for one reason or another. This page was done using Copic marker for the color background, and Ohto Graphic Liner drawing pens for the linework. I’ve finished thisContinue reading “The Unshown #Stillman&Birn #Zentangle #ArtJournal”

Green Woodpecker and the Dangers of Packing Tape #Watercolor #52WeeksOfWatercolourBirds #WatercolorBirds


The prompt for week 10 of ’52 Weeks of Watercolour Birds’ was Green Woodpecker,  I was happy with my previous experiment in pouring paint, so I decided to try it again for the background sky. As with my previous bird, I masked off the whitest areas — the face, chest and stomach of the birdContinue reading “Green Woodpecker and the Dangers of Packing Tape #Watercolor #52WeeksOfWatercolourBirds #WatercolorBirds”