Quick Chix

Last week, I tried to do quick, impressionist sketches working directly with pen and ink, followed by wash.

 

Sadly, a few days later, my lovely Amelia was snatched by a predator at dusk. I am heartbroken, left with just a few feathers….sometimes, life on the farm is tragic….

Junco

Lovely understated winter visitors.

I took a series of photos out my back window of birds near our feeders, as otherwise they would not have been still enough to paint!