Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Watercolor Woodpecker - Off To A Slow Start
No, this isn't a trout but it might still be something that the followers could appreciate even if they can no longer use feathers from this bird to dress flies. However, if I catch this guy pecking at my eves again he might just accidently get hit by some freak 'natural' event such as a meteor.
I am off to a rather slow start this year. As far as flinging flies at fish and posting to this blog goes, they just haven't been a priority. I wont bore you with the details except to say that illustrating projects for a big client and my day job have kept me busy ever since Christmas. Today however I sat down with some time on my hands and spent the better part of the morning staring at a blank piece of paper without the slightest idea of what to paint.
Sometimes a blank sheet of paper is a great thing, full of potential and a place where endless opportunities abound but today it was a brick wall; a hurdle, a fence I could not break through. It was only after a few hours that the idea struck me to deviate from the norm and branch out into something slightly different. This painting took me more time to set up then to actually paint and it shows but it at least got me through that barrier.
Like I said, this isn't a normal painting for this blog but I hope you enjoy it anyways. May all of you have a fun fish filled new year.