Sunday, August 09, 2020

grassy sound


A quick, wet sketch. 
I wanted to see if I could unfussily paint the dock that runs alongside the buildings ... a thing I usually angst over and ruin.
This time it turned out pretty well, I think, using a 2-step process: the first go was a skipping mid-value wash leaving bits of white; second go, some strong darks.

Saturday, August 01, 2020

ring-billed gulls

Another from one of my photos.
Overworked it a bit, but it's okay: this is just practice. Hope to do it larger, where I'll have more room for details in the eyes, beaks, and wings.
One thing I do really like is that blue and ochre bloom on the bottom left!

herring gull


From a photo I took.
A lot of people around here dislike gulls because they are such scavengers; they tear up bags of garbage people put out.
You know what I dont like? People who dont secure their garbage!
I like the gulls just fine. I think they're beautiful.