Peter the English Budgie

This is my little pet Budgie. I needed a portable pet that I could take on trips, low maintenance, and quiet. To my amazement he is a talker who demands constant attention. When he gets a new toy he gets excited & addicted to YouTube.

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Just for fun

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Catching crabs

I had a great time fishing this week! No fish but I was reeling in large fat female blue crabs. They were so good. Caught in pointe auxe chene, La.

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Strawberry in cream

I belong to a group on Facebook call free reference photos for artist. This photo was taken by Angela Hill. It too a few hours to paint in oils. Quick, fun & easy.

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Another try at watercolor


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Peter the Parakeet

img_1232I’ve attempted watercolor over and over again. I’ve finally painted something that I’m pleased with. I think I’ll get better with practice. In fact this was done with the bird upstairs and me down. After I finished, I went upstairs and looked at him and this does not look like him. The next one should look better., Continue reading

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When it rains it pours! Water water everywhere!

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Hatch announcement! 

I guess I’ll be painting a parakeet.  This little guys name is Peter he is 7 weeks old and our new addition to the family.  He is an English Budgie and supposedly going to be a little bigger with a better disposition than American Budgies.  You learn something new everyday.  I’m just so excited to have a pet again I have to share! 

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PBJ oil painting, ¬†water soluble oil versus richelson oils.

Left is water soluble oil painting using Lukas Berlin and Lukas Berlin & water soluble linseed oil.  Right is traditional oils using richelson oil paint lavender spike oil with walnut oil.  Traditional oil were much easier to work with.  Alla prima painting.  Spike oil bought from the art tree house.  They are a “non toxic art supply store”.

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