Amy's art in progress.
See regular updates of my progress on each new painting.


Today I sketched out my newest painting.  It is of some rare birds called Whooping Cranes that I saw off the Texas Coast. I will be building my stretcher for the canvas soon so it will probably take me a few days to start.


Today I finished making my stretcher for the painting and I started painting.  I am going to use a pattern for the water based on some photos that I took.  We will see how it goes. So far so good...


Starting to work on the patterns in the water.  The idea to do these patterns came from a photo that I took of the water. 


More work on the water patterns.


I started to add some colors to the water patterns as well. 


Today I tried to start figuring out the patterns on the left side of the painting. I am improvising the shapes over there because the photo that I took is not long enough. :) 


I am still filling in the shapes, or for the most part making up the shapes. :)  There is something beautiful about reflections of light.  It's as if mankind is eternally enamored with them.  Or maybe that is just me.

4.24.2011 >>> Happy Easter! He is risen!!!

I worked on the light parts of the water and I changed the color of the grass.


I started painting the whooping cranes today!



The second whooping crane is started.



More work on the second whooping crane.



I added some darker areas to the green areas on the water to increase the contrast.  I also painted the sky.


I added some more green areas to the water and I also did some details on the birds.  I added very very small cobalt blue lines around the cranes to make them appear to be closer to the viewer.



I added some dark orange to the water.  I also added some darker blues in the foreground.


More work on the water.


More work on the whooping cranes.


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"It just got too hard." "It's supposed to be hard, if it wasn't hard 
everyone would do it.  The hard is what makes it great." 
- Jimmy in League of Their Own talking to 
Dottie about quitting baseball.