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

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Saturday, April 10, 2010

Flying Squirrel ~ On the Easel........... cont............

Moving along slowly..........  still more work to do on his hair and other fine details.

Mustering the motivation to paint when spring is calling is most difficult. The view of the forest and birds at the two feeders reminds me I need to get outdoors!    I need a hiking buddy for short excursions!!    Rain again on Sunday and Monday...........    so perhaps I can think about painting feverishly then right? lol, lol.........  :- )

Saturday, April 03, 2010

Flying Squirrel ~ On the Easel...........

Here's the update on the Barn Owl and Flying Squirrel painting.

I've spent a good portion of the day putting in tiny little hairs on the squirrel.

I hope to have this second layer completed so that it may dry enough to begin all over again next Tuesday.

In order for the hair to look real and thick, there will be many layers alternating color in this coat.

For those who have not seen one in person, their hair is much like a Chinchilla in feel and looks.

The last few nights, I have been able to hear them chirping in the woods behind the house.  They bred in Feb. and I'm sure the kids are out with Mom learning all the skills they will need to survive out there.

Fortunately, I have not heard the owls as of late.   The tree thinning pretty much frightened them off.
(Good for the squirrels, sad for me as I enjoy both)

Once he is looking real enough then back to the Barn Owl feathers....... Now that's a job!!!!!!  :- )