Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Botanical Illustrations

These drawings were done from life with colored pencils on watercolor paper.

Pussy Willow Jan

Pussy Willow Twig in January

Curly Willow Jan

Curly Willow Twig in January

Tulip Popular

Tulip Poplar Twig in January

Red Twig Dogwood Jan

Red Twig Dogwood in January

Boxelder Jan

Box Elder in January

Star Magnolia Jan

Star Magnolia twig in January

Red Oak Jan

Red Oak twig in January

Sugar Maple Jan

Sugar Maple twig in January

Silver Maple Jan

Silver Maple twig in January

Northern Catalpa Jan

Northern Catalpa twig in January

Sassafras Jan

Sassafras twig in January

Monday, February 11, 2013

Pileated Woodpecker

So excited to see this large handsome fellow in my yard on January 26th! First Pileated Woodpecker on the property since we moved here 15 years ago. The picture is not very clear. He was high up on a snag and he kept circling around. Just had to sketch him! Prismacolor pencils.