Red, White and Blue (Immature Ring-billed Gull)

Ring-billed Gull (18 x 24-inch transparent watercolor on arches 140lb HP paper)

Ring-billed Gull (18 x 24-inch transparent watercolor on arches 140lb HP paper)

Ring-billed Gull (detail)

Ring-billed Gull (2.5 x 3.5-inch detail from 18 x 24-inch watercolor)

I used to do a lot of larger watercolors, usually in the 18 x 24-inch format but once working 18 x 72 inches! Later I switched

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Tree Swallow Transparent Watercolor & Time-Lapse Video

Tree Swallow (10x7 inch Transparent Watercolor on Arches 140lb HP paper)

Tree Swallow (10×7-inch Transparent Watercolor on Arches 140lb HP paper)

Tree Swallow (detail from 10×7-inch Transparent Watercolor on Arches 140lb HP paper)

This was a quick watercolor-and-ink painting. I had been concentrating on doing highly rendered watercolor paintings for a while and thought it would be fun to whip off a less-detailed,

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Veery Transparent Watercolor & Time-Lapse Video

Veery (7x10 inch Transparent Watercolor on Arches 140lb HP paper)

Veery (7×10 inch Transparent Watercolor on Arches 140lb HP paper)

Veery (detail from 7×10 inch Transparent Watercolor on Arches 140lb HP paper)

This Veery painting is another transparent watercolor on Arches 140lb Hot Press paper.

I’ve been teaching a watercolor course this year for a small group of homeschoolers. It’s been fun

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Red-bellied Woodpecker Transparent Watercolor and Time Lapse Video

Red-bellied Woodpecker 7x10 inch Transparent Watercolor

Red-bellied Woodpecker 7×10-inch Transparent Watercolor

Red-bellied Woodpecker (detail) 7×10-inch Transparent Watercolor

It’s taken me a while to post this painting, my first of 2017. Don’t worry, I’ve been hard at work and very productive, but posting completed projects has been neglected. This Red-bellied Woodpecker was fun to paint. Using a 400mm lens I took

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Fall Northern Cardinal Transparent Watercolor & Time-Lapse Video

Northern Cardinal (3x4 inch detail from 7x10 inch Transparent Watercolor on Arches 140lb HP paper)

Northern Cardinal 7×10 inch Transparent Watercolor on Arches 140lb HP paper

Northern Cardinal (3×4 inch detail from 7×10 inch Transparent Watercolor on Arches 140lb HP paper)

Everyone seems to like cardinals. I think the only time I wasn’t happy to see one was when I was birding in Hawaii, where they are

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