Sitting on the Fence - Gallery
Clearly the middle 'dee' has the floor in this little meeting. Perhaps they are discussing the important matter of seeds... The Chickadees at our farm have become tame enough to land on our outstretched hands. There’s nothing quite like the feeling of an almost weightless chickadee on your palm.
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.