Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Looking for Butterflies at The National Gallery of Art in Washington DC

Usually when I visit large museums I look first for any print exhibits since I am a printmaker. Then I become overwhelmed by all of the other work and want to see everything! So lately, to have a focus and fun, I've decided to pick an object and look for it in the works. Since I have been painting butterflies, I decided to look for them. I thought a perfect place to start would be 1600-1800 still life paintings. I love the paintings, the details, so full of nature in the arrangements. I found butterflies here!
Can you find them?

There's a bird's nest!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Bongo Gouache Painting

This is part of a gouache painting that I made for the zoo auction last month. It's actually larger but I like it cropped too. I love drawing and painting them because they have these great stripes and other markings. It's so sad that they are becoming endangered.