Category Archives: Illustration

The Motmot Holiday Gift Bag is a Bookcase

A few last minute gift ideas for you or the lucky bird artists in your life: The Laws Guide to Drawing Birds, by John Muir Laws, Heyday Press, covers so much ground so comprehensively that the next time I teach … Continue reading

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Interviews with the Motmot

If I am a bit buried in Motmot mulch at the moment, I apologize, but I’ve been maxed out with this: And this: plus this: and commissioned paintings, travel, and preparing work for exhibits. So it’s a great pleasure to … Continue reading

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Owl Things Considered

Let me digress into more appetizing subjects, or away from less appetizing ones. How about owls? I’m up to my elbows in them at the moment, painting a field guide plate (Birds of Trinidad and Tobago). When this is done … Continue reading

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