Artist Painter Brenda D. Johnson's Wildlife and Nature Inspired Art

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Thursday, June 05, 2008

June and it seems more like spring here on the mountain. Yesterday it was foggy with drizzle. Perfect day

to paint.

This fishing bear is in the works. I still have areas left and right to work on. The splashes will be more defined upon completion. The foreground water has some detailing to work on as well.

I've set this piece aside and will continue work on an American Kestral .............

I am often asked by artists how I prefer to work. I've shown my drafting table set up with all reference material ready to work. For larger paintings an easel is necessary of course. However a flat surface makes for more stability for the intense detail.

The sun has come out this morning which makes it difficult to sit still for all the painting

detail ahead. It's such a nice day for a hike!