I captured a roadrunner!

The roadrunner is one of my favorite southwest animals in Tucson. I consider them good luck when they cross my path. In this painting, I captured one running. Here’s a behind the scenes look at my design decisions during the painting process: STEP 1: I used a bright orange hue for the background which works […]

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“Does this color make my head plume look fat?”

Although I wasn’t able to paint 26 Animal Paintings in 31 Days, I am happy to report that I’ve painted 17 southwest animals in the past three months! This week I painted a Quail – here’s how: STEP 1. Like my previous animal paintings, I use a wash of color across the canvas to begin. […]

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26 Animal Paintings in 31 Days

Today I began a large alphabet project that I have been planning for awhile now. While my son was in class this morning, I pulled out my canvas paper, acrylics and got down to it. I began painting one of Tucson’s beloved little creatures, Anna’s Hummingbird. I see these cuties everywhere, so I used some […]

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