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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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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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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