Friday, May 20, 2011

Painting birds and turtles...

are good rainy day activities when I can't get outside and this week I had plenty of opportunity to do some painting.
I painted this little chipping sparrow yesterday. I am working on a project that will involve a lot of detail and since that isn't my usual way of working I am practicing with little pieces like this one.
Today I painted these little diamondback terrapins from a photo I took a few years ago while working at Mass Audubon's Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. They may look small and cute but this tiny painting took hours to do!

Both these little paintings are now for sale in my MaryRichmondDesign shop on Etsy.


  1. Those Terrapins are amazing. The detail is incredible.

  2. gorgeous paintings. you do animals so well. lots of rain here all week too. i can see the lilac buds wanting to open at a hint of sun.

  3. Thanks, guys! Lulu--nice to meet you and thanks for stopping by--I added your blog and FB to my follow list...

    And Suki--always nice to see you and thanks for the nice comment ;-) we finally have sun here today! woohoo!