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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Coffee Mugs™

Drinking fruity coffee blends is like listening to Hello Kitty sing the blues.
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Sunday, May 17, 2015

Bird Shots™

RAVEN ...4
Preliminary undercolor and directional shifts.
pencil studies below.
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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Coffee Mugs™

Sadness is easily understood as something else.
--as is the reverse.
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Sunday, May 10, 2015

Bird Shots™

RAVEN ...3
More raven explorations --revealing as much as possible in the shadows. 
~pencil on pencil.
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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

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Accoutrements make the caricature.
~~or at least have a substantial say-so in the proceedings...
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Sunday, May 3, 2015

Bird Shots™

CARDINAL ...3
Pencil underdrawing and preliminary color.  
I feel pretty much about this painting as this bird does...
(and currently we're not speaking to each other, either)
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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Coffee Mugs™

conflicting attitudes bracket facial tension.
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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Bird Shots™

CARDINAL ...2
Consideration given to some play with concept and color.
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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Coffee Mugs™

...decaf just can't do the job.
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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Bird Shots™

HARLEQUIN DUCK
A small sea duck, highly decorated, and very brave in the face of adversity.  Also goes by the name 'Lords and Ladies' which is another term for a European flowering plant called the Cuckoopint, which appears to refer to a small Cuckoo, a long-tailed bird with pale underparts known for its two-note call... --or perhaps it refers to a crazy person, which is what I think I shall be by the time I figure out what's going on with this duck.
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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Coffee Mugs™

Don't let sleeping logs die.
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Sunday, April 12, 2015

Bird Shots™

LOVEBIRD
A Lovebird is a type of small parrot known to be monogamous and is often found sitting for an interminable time next to its mate; hence the name.  And yet one would think that, with all this cuddlefussing, the more proper spelling 'pairrot' would have been long ago adopted...
no one ever thinks of these things in a timely fashion.
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MOCKINGBIRD
A bird with a serious identity crisis.  The Northern Mockingbird will eat and mimic anything: other birds, insects and even amphibians.
It evidently has a lot of time on its hands.    ~ er... feathers.
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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Coffee Mugs™

"Actually, a smile makes a lousy umbrella!"
--L. Van Pelt
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Sunday, April 5, 2015

Bird Shots™

FALCON
A bird-eating raptor.  The Peregrine speeds to about 200-plus mph when diving towards its prey; no animal is faster.  In terms of survival this bird must early on decide if it will be a Falcon...
or a Falcoff.
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RAVEN ...2
The Raven has a flattened arc  ~a line that passes over the head through the beak, then releases under the chin where the whiskers have thoughts of their own.
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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Coffee Mugs™

beware to whom you say 'give-us-a-kiss' to.
beware.
be very ware.
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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Bird Shots™

OWL
The owl.  
Seen frequently to be a symbol of wisdom and often a symbol of death.  At times believed to be a goddess as well as a generator of bad luck.  A harbinger of disease and a propagator of sorcery.  At once cute and startling.
--and their eggs used as a cure for a hangover.
it's no wonder they look so confused...
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ROOSTER
Roosters are roosting when they rest at night.  Why not simplify and call them Resters?
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