Japanese maple tree

Japanese maple tree

Inspiration I was thinking about autumn and simple things in it for which I am grateful. Our window looks out on a maple tree, which often blesses us with beautiful color in the fall. I started searching online for photos of maple leaves in autumn and found this...
School of Bluecheek Butterfly Fish

School of Bluecheek Butterfly Fish

Inspiration Because this month’s promise is about connections, I wanted to work with a creature that travels in numbers. I searched for “school of fish,” and found this photo. Creation This seemed like a fairly simple project, but it wasn’t. Painting a yellow subject...
laughing dormouse

laughing dormouse

Inspiration: The kind promise for this month is “I will live with joy for no apparent reason.” I googled joyful animals and discovered this laughing dormouse. It’s a little out of season, since it is a spring picture. Spring makes me happy anyway so, why not draw...
Arctic Fox

Arctic Fox

inspiration My promise this January is “to forgive with wild abandon.” Both forgiveness and the beginning of the year make me think of big changes.  Since I wanted to draw an animal, I googled and found a list of Top 10 Animal Transformers. It was a fun list to...
poinsettia pistil

poinsettia pistil

inspiration: Since I wanted to draw something seasonal, I thought of the poinsettia. Considering reference photos, I happened upon a close up of the poinsettia pistil. (I googled to find the name of that part of the flower and learned some flower anatomy.) I also...