Tag: Birds

  • Audubon Great Grey Owl

    One my favorite items to draw or paint is birds, and I am most inspired by John James Audubon. Audubon (1785 – 1851) was a French-American ornithologist, naturalist, hunter, and painter. He painted, catalogued, and described the birds of North America in a manner far superior to what had gone before. In his later years… Read More

  • Artist Bateman – Saw-Whet Owl

    My students love drawing birds and their favorite is bird is owls. I recently used a Robert Bateman Owl painting as our inspiration. Bateman was always interested in art, but he never intended on making a living from it. He was fascinated by the natural world in his childhood; he recorded the sightings of all of… Read More

  • Animal Drawing: Vermillion Flycatcher

    I wanted to do a project to warm up on this chilly winter day, a this little guy does the trick. The Vermilion Flycatcher, is a small passerine bird that can be found in the southwestern United States. The species grows to about seven inches in length, males are bright red in color, with dark… Read More