|#57 - Julia|
The woman in the painting above is a beautiful woman who spends a lot of time in Yosemite weaving baskets. Now she isn't just your everyday basket weaver, she is a National Treasure! Julia Parker is a Coast Miwok-Kashaya Pomo basket weaver and has baskets at the Smithsonian and one of her patrons happens to be Queen Elizabeth II. The reference photo for this painting was taken while I attempted weaving a basket in one of Julia's workshops in Yosemite!
|#58 - American Kestrel|
I love this little bright eyed hawk! I am thinking of darkening the background so he pops a little more. I had one just like this guy hanging out on the pergola outside my office window watching for a song bird to come along to eat at one of my feeders.
|#59 - Jeanette|
I still have so much to learn when painting. Once again, my darks in my face are not quite dark enough..... I won't redo this painting but will try to learn from it! This is so me though, a camera is always in my hands or nearby in my purse. I never know when the perfect shot might show up!