New Art Projects for 2015. Small Bird Art and The Great Egret.
I have only just discovered the Great Egret, and am fascinated by the beauty of the Fantails that it grows during the breeding Season. The Great Egret Project will be my next big project, more to come in a later article.
I am a positive person, and I like to make my promises to myself come true. My promise to myself beginning in 2015 was to find my Artistic Mojo again.
Equine Art has been my first love, and my great love in the Artistic side of me, since I was a very young girl. I am no longer involved with the horses on a regular basis. I used to do ‘Life Drawings’ of my equine friends, and even followed them around to do the same at the big race meetings in Melbourne. I could do the same at the local country race meetings, but at this time in my life I am less motivated to do that. The big name and very popular equine racing stars do not race locally, they predominately race at the bigger city racetracks.
I know I can draw the horses easily, so I decided I can also draw any other subject if I want to.
Many of you may recall I am changing my garden to make it into a ‘Small Bird Habitat’ to attract the tiny Wrens and Finches.
Bird Photography has been a great hobby and a diversion in the past couple of years.
Beginning on February 1st , 2015 I started painting the Superb Blue Wrens and the Splendid Blue Wrens. They are all shown here from beginning to end. There are seven incomplete water colours of these birds. My Small Bird Art Project started off a bit wonky, but I feel I may have nailed it by the end of the first week. Mind you I am not used to working with the Water Colours, as I prefer the oils and acrylics. I used Faber Castell Water Colour Pencils for the first time. It is an interesting medium to work with. Next time I believe I will use acrylics for the Bird Art, which will give me more control, and more choice in mixing the colours to match to the birds.
In the meantime let me know what you think about my efforts so far.