About the MotmotExploring the natural world with pencil and paper from high atop a one-story bungalow in the middle of Oklahoma.
Author Archives: zeladoniac
On the jetty at Moss Landing, drawing brown pelicans and California gulls, hearing sea lions bark and inhaling aromatic sea salt mixed with giant kelp. Almost edible. Harbor seals snore on the beach and sea otters lay on their backs … Continue reading
A homecoming for me. Painting the beautiful central coast. Happy to be here, with pastels and pencil. Is it Thursday? I’ll be here another week. What could be better than fall at Elkhorn Slough? If I find something, I’ll let … Continue reading
From Barro Colorado Island, Panama, with love.
We’ve had two feet of rain this month. Yesterday, an early morning storm arrived with a tornado warning that sent me and Gizmo splashing down into our flooded basement. Our yard may be squishy, but some of our neighbors could raise catfish on their lawns. That’s a real … Continue reading
Did these drawings using only a single strong light on a stand. Room lights shut off, blinds closed, drawing in semi-darkness. You can really see the figure that way. A single light source, simplicity itself. Every pose starkly beautiful. I’m … Continue reading