In my version of the ark, in order from left to right we have a pair of cardinals, a pair of goldfinches, rose-breasted grosbeaks, indigo buntings, and orchard orioles. The canoe was built by my cousin many years ago and now belongs to my dad.
Each original watercolour painting begins with a detailed pencil drawing. The drawing process involves real-life objects from our farm, the use of my own photo references of our resident wildlife, and many pattern and colour studies. The wallpaper patterns seen in many of my pieces are created from scratch… from doodle to design! As for the watercolour itself, all of the pieces are painted on a hot-pressed block using fine brushes, watercolour paint and pencils and, as yet, no magnifying glass.