After all the excitement of Santa, and presents, great meals and fun games, I settled down to do some art with my niece and her dad. I created this little birds on a cherry tree branch painting - my sister liked so much - she framed right away!
I am not really that good at water colours. I am more of an acrylic painter - used to layering on (and fixing mistakes). But this turned out ok.
My niece is a brilliant artist and did this painting from a photograph she found on line. She has the knack (which i lack) of leaving the white space where the sun sparkles on the water.
My brother in law hasn't painted in many years - but is getting back into it. Here is a first layer of a west coast scene.
Another work in progress, some pretty fall birch trees.
Anthony is a pheasant hunter and illustrated a recent outing with his trusty Labrador, Jazz.
Here we are deep in the creative process at my sister's kitchen table.