Monday, February 18, 2013

Blue and Gold Macaw

Colored Pencil on Mi Teintes Touch
My reference photo for this drawing is a photo I took in the Florida everglades many years ago. This bird and many more were at a wildlife refuge where we also took an airboat ride through the everglades. I am working on subjects for an exotic pet art display.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Florida Rooster painting in Acrylic

I met this guy on a farmette in Florida where the owners were celebrating their 100th year anniversary of operating a farmer's market. The two older Peterson brothers said their grandfather started the business and now they continue to sell fresh fruit, vegetables, eggs and milk along with souvenirs and other novelties. The animals were in pens arranged as a petty zoo atmosphere. The roosters seemed very happy with all their hens and this one liked looking at my camera. Just had to paint him.