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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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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Female Black-throated Blue Warbler Transparent Watercolor & Time Lapse Video

Female Black-throated Blue Warbler Transparent Watercolor ( 7x10 on Arches 140lb HP Paper)

Female Black-throated Blue Warbler Transparent Watercolor (7×10 inches on Arches 140lb HP Paper)

Female Black-throated Blue Warbler Transparent Watercolor Detail (7×10 inches on Arches 140lb HP Paper)

Back to the drafting table! This is a small 7 x 10-inch transparent watercolor of a female Black-throated Blue Warbler. I’ve painted a male before;

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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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Male White-throated Sparrow Painting: Transparent Watercolor & Time-lapse Video

White-throated Sparrow (7x10 inch Transparent Watercolor)

White-throated Sparrow (7×10-inch Transparent Watercolor)

White-throated Sparrow (detail from 7×10-inch Transparent Watercolor)

 

I think that I last painted one of these when I was about 12. It has been on my “To Do” list for quite a while because they are such charming birds. I look forward to the White-throated Sparrows

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