For our fellow Whovians! When you’re used to doing animals on feathers, human portraits can push your limits. What better way to stretch them out than by painting a miniature David Tennant on a small turkey feather! Portraits are always much slower moving than most of the animal paintings. There’s […]
After a long hiatus, Amber has gotten a brand new feather out! This little guy was seen at the Greensboro Science Center in North Carolina. Thankfully we were able to capture a few photos that really showed off this beautiful creature! Check out the slideshow below for the progression photos!
Everyone approaches a painting differently. Some like to flesh out all the shapes while others go straight for specific detail. Though I normally don’t do my feather paintings with an audience, I often get questions about how I go about painting upon a feather. The feather that is featured above […]
One of the most notable birds that visitors to the Outer Banks are drawn to is the pelican. It is an amazing site to watch these huge birds glide in over the dunes.
First feather I’ve painted in a LONG time. While stalking around Facebook, I came across Orry Martin: Texas Snake Hunter. Do you know how difficult it is to find excellent reference images for snakes? I know there is a lot of fear surrounding them, but I’ve never seen so many […]
Way back when I started this painting, I had in mind to gift it to a woman that is doing some work for me. However…it kept looking horribly disfigured. I’d see what was wrong, try and fix it, but to no avail. It would just look screwy in some other […]
I was doing little clay sculptures one night (when they’re done I’ll post them as well) and any time I went to do a bear…it started to look like something else instead. And while that can happen with paint…I have more play room than with a chunk of clay that […]
For the past few nights, I have gone out for a moonlit walk, to find a tiny green tree frog sitting on the porch chair. Being the porch is screened in, I don’t want the little thing to somehow get trapped without food, so I pick him up and put […]
I’ve noticed there has been a large number of individuals that are claiming horse totems. So I figured I’d give doing a horse painting a second try…and this time…not spray it with clear coat. It turned out much better this time, I’m sure part of it has to do with […]
I’ve always loved snakes. I think they are beautiful and amazing creatures, whether they are venomous or big enough to swallow a five year old. We have our share of poisonous snakes here on the island, mostly water moccasins and copperheads. I’ve seen them both, but not very often, and […]
Turtles are known as one of the great healer medicines. It is said that all healers have turtles and badgers and frogs in their totems. We have a few turtles at the museum that I help care for, and it’s amusing to see how their personalities differ. They start to […]
I think slowly, I’m getting over the animosity of the idea of Wolf Totems. They can be necessary teachers. I’m still not fond of how many glorify the idea of the “lone wolf” and how it’s something they think is worth aspiring towards. They forget the aspect of working together […]