Saturday, June 14, 2014

Indigo Bunting

A beautiful indigo bunting came to the feeder on Mother's Day! What a nice little gift; it's a first time visit from this bird. I struggled for a while to find the right color blue to paint him and finally settled on Brusho turquoise, which was the perfect shade. They really are this color!

Friday, June 13, 2014


Susi the turtle is 60 years old-her owner has had her since she was 6! We visited with her family in Germany when my son was on a scholarship there.  She was fascinating to watch; slowly meandering through the house and garden, stopping every so often to smell someone's feet! We've stayed in touch with this family ever since, and I really wanted to do this little portrait for them since she has been part of their lives for so long. Who would think you could get so attached to a turtle?