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A Northern Flicker

I found this beautiful feather a few years ago:

And today I looked it up in my book on bird feathers and discovered it was from a… 128 more words


Chalcosoma atlas in flight

I love painting these guys. They get pretty big at lengths of up to 25-60 millimeters in length. Their larva is known for  fierce behavior. It’ll  bite ya if touched. 24 more words


The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude

The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.

_Friedrich Nietzsche


The Egg Case

Had I lived in the late-1800s, there’s a good chance I would have been a bird egg collector. Backyard collecting, exchanges, and sales were popular during the Victorian era, and I can see easily the appeal of amassing a collection to study and admire. 192 more words


Vermilion vs. Viridian 

Here’s another attempt to improve my florals. I added a bit of olive green and light hooker’s green to viridian green here. For the flower, I used mostly cadmium red with a touch of cad orange and a bit of alizarin crimson, preserving some white areas per the advice of some good artist friends a few days ago. 124 more words