What an absolutely glorious day, blue sky, sparkling white snow, a temperature of about 5C. Who could resist getting out for a walk? We have a nice blanket of snow, nothing compared to last year though. I was not able to hang my clothes out as I did today because they would not clear the snowbanks. This is the view from my studio. I like it!
I took the camera and went for a walk on the trail. It is so pretty this time of year.
I always have a bag full of birdseed in my pocket just in case. I'll have to share another picture of the chickadee as I think this one is cute. I have the camera around my neck, holding it with one hand against my shoulder and focusing it before the bird alights on my hand. Also, I set it on the sports setting so it will will rapid fire pictures.
I spent a little time painting my chubby winter robin today too. First I taped the drawing and the fabric on my window and traced the outline with a pencil onto the fabric.
I pinned the fabric to a piece of foam. To paint I used Winsor and Newton acrylics (I've had for ages) mixed with some Textile medium, colors burnt sienna, cadmium red medium, ultramarine blue, white, and raw sienna. That's all I had to work with along with 2 old tole painting brushes. Here is the base coat.
I'm allowing it to dry for now and I'll see if I'll touch it up. I intend to cut it out carefully, so it can be collaged to another background. This method is described by Tracie Lyn Huskamp in her book, Nature Inspired.
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