Saturday, January 14, 2017

Sunshine After the Snow - Lin Frye


Journal - Sunshine after the snow - my front area

A WINTER VISITOR

 
Every week we take a walk around the yacht harbour here at Perros-Guirec and I always keep my eyes open for interesting birds.  The little egret is always there, on his own in the shallow water but this week I spotted a new arrival that I was able to photograph and then identify when we came home.  A red necked grebe in it's winter colours swimming around the boats and getting mixed up with the cormorants but I could easily see the difference when I zoomed in on the photo.  I've seen it twice now so I'll be keeping a lookout in future to see how long it stays!

Monday, January 9, 2017

SNOW! Lin Frye, North Carolina


Journal - Painting the snow ....snow covering our grasses, trees, roads ....

Lin Frye, North Carolina

Saturday, January 7, 2017

The Gorse is still in bloom!

 
Have you heard the old saying 'When the gorse is out of bloom, kissing is out of season?'
Well, here in Brittany it's very true and despite gales, heavy rain and some frost there are flowers all year round and of course we kiss our friends and neighbours every time we see them, on both cheeks!
Happy new year to all you nature lovers, keep on loving and drawing it at every opportunity!

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Quercus michauxii, Swamp Chestnut Oak

Quercus michauxii, Swamp Chestnut Oak
Watercolor on Paper

This year the Swamp Chestnut Oak beside our driveway released a hundreds of acrons. The acorns are 1⁄2 - 1 1⁄4 inches (13 - 32 mm) and one needs to be careful not to get one underfoot!




Linda C. Miller
Artist, Instruction, Naturalist
Williamsburg, Virginia



Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Big Breakers

We were over at the coast (Oregon coast) a little less than a week ago.  The wind was quiet, but there had been a storm out at sea somewhere.  Huge breakers were rolling in.  I probably should have painted the gull even smaller.  It looked so tiny out there.

I love a windless winter day on the coast.  All too often I'd get way too chilled to stay out long enough to paint something like this.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Irish fields

I love Ireland, and its green, green fields. I like standing there sketching what I see, listening to the birds cawing, making out the jackdaws from the crows by their calls. These were carrion crows. As I was drawing the fog descended and by the time I finished the trees on the horizon were not visible anymore. So beautiful.