Sometimes it’s just a test

Sometimes I paint something just to see if I can. Bird’s nests are hard and I don’t know why it is. My friend recently painted a bird’s nest and I had to catch myself from touching the canvas it looked that real.

I had taken some pictures a few years back of a robin’s nest that was constructed on the railing of our deck. It allowed me some great photos. I decided I would try again to paint a bird’s nest. This one is small. 4″x4″. I am pleased. It does get better to paint it more than once. That doesn’t mean it is easier. New Life

“New Life”. Acrylic. 4”x4”

National Aquarium

Have you ever been to the National Aquarium in Baltimore? It is an awesome place. I took tons of pictures when I visited last October. I was concerned that I would drop my phone onto the water. I have bad luck when it comes to technology and water. Anyway I took pictures of this turtle and I wanted to paint him. And no, I don’t know for certain it was a boy I’m just guessing. So I’ve finally got around to painting him.

Meet my turtle. Mr T

Silk Bunnies

The holidays took me by storm. Time with grandkids took priority over painting. I always try to come up with activites to do with them that is fun. It leaves little time for anything else. I hope I perk their love of all things art.  Time will tell.

Now they are back home and my house is a little too quiet. I have returned to my basement to paint.  A friend gave me this pocture of bunnies to paint. It was just the motivation I needed.