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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Halloween Bird Hats!

Blackburnian Warbler Hat (Sheet Craft Foam and Acrylic Paint)

Blackburnian Warbler Hat (Sheet Craft Foam and Acrylic Paint)

Blackburnian Warbler Hat (Sheet Craft Foam and Acrylic Paint)

Blackburnian Warbler Hat (Sheet Craft Foam and Acrylic Paint)

Kentucky Warbler Hat (Sheet Craft Foam and Acrylic Paint)

Kentucky Warbler Hat (Sheet Craft Foam and Acrylic Paint)

Kentucky Warbler Hat (Sheet

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Watercolor Palettes

13 x 17 inch Butcher Tray

I’ve used a variety of palettes over the years. While you could use virtually any waterproof white surface, I’ve found that not all are created equal. In the end, I’ve found that its best to have a few to choose from!

The most important qualities of a

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The Sketchbook

sketching supplies

I had someone ask recently about my sketching techniques and supplies. I thought I could summarize some of that here. The artists’ style may dictate the sketching material. There are probably as many opinions as there are artists.

You can tell a lot about artists by their sketchbooks. I’ve always loved looking through other

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Airbrushes vs. Washes

I have spent a lot of time using airbrushes and really loved them for a long time. If you want a perfectly smooth background or soft gradient, they are hard to beat. They excel at very soft and very hard edges. When I was fresh out of school for illustration, I used airbrushes all the

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