Carolina Wrens: 7×10-inch Transparent Watercolor and Time-lapse Video

Carolina Wrens (3.5 x5 inch detail from 7x10 in Transparent Watercolor original)

Carolina Wrens (7×10-inch Transparent Watercolor on Arches 140lb HP Paper)

Carolina Wrens (3.5 x5-inch detail from 7×10-inch Transparent Watercolor original)

Carolina Wrens are fun little birds. They seem to be clever. My office and studio are in the basement of our house. It’s a nice space with one drawback: I have a only

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Male Dimorphic Jumping Spider (Dark Phase) Transparent Watercolor & Time Lapse Video

Male Dark Phase Dimorphic Jumping Spider (4.5 x 3 in ch detail from 7x10 in Watercolor)

Male Dark Phase Dimorphic Jumping Spider (7×10-inch Transparent Watercolor on W&N 140Lb HP Paper)

Male Dark Phase Dimorphic Jumping Spider (4.5 x 3-inch detail from 7×10-inch watercolor)

“My name is Matt, and I like Jumping Spiders.”

Typically when people see my photos, sketches or paintings of jumping spiders, I hear the same things:

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King Vulture 7×10-inch Transparent Watercolor Painting and Time-lapse Video

King Vulture 4.5 x 6 inch detail (from 7x10 inch transparent Watercolor on Arches 140lb HP Paper)

King Vulture (7×10-inch transparent Watercolor on Arches 140lb HP Paper)

King Vulture 4.5×6-inch detail (from 7×10-inch transparent Watercolor on Arches 140lb HP Paper)

I finally got around to painting a King Vulture. (!) I’ve been fascinated by these birds for a long time, and this one presented a great challenge for watercolor.

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Mourning Dove 7×10-inch Transparent Watercolor Painting and Time-lapse Video

Mourning Dove (7x10 inch Transparent Watercolor Painting)

Mourning Dove (4×5-inch detail from 7×10-inch Transparent Watercolor Painting)

Mourning Dove (4×5-inch detail from 7×10-inch Transparent Watercolor Painting)

I often paint things in the “wrong” season. I have to admit it’s a bit odd to be painting an icy cold winter scene of a Mourning Dove when it’s over 90º F outside.

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Happy Valentines Day!

Silver and Gold Metal Heart

Silver and Gold Metal Heart