|Spoonbill, Hornbill and Duckbill|
Acrylic, by Mary Stebbins Taitt
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with their friend Hornbill
Rode a red wagon downhill
with glorious freewill
past the sawmill
and came to a standstill
at Frankie's doorsill.
Frankie is my grandson. One of four.
I can't find the paper with the "poem" on it, and I'm not sure I'm remembering it right.
I forgot to mention that my over-enthusiastic painting damaged the thin paper and I had to apply two patches. If you click on the upper picture to make it bigger, you can see the patches at the top left on a smaller patch just left of center at the top--sorry about that. :-(
|I am working on removing the gutter between the pages|
for my book for Frankie.
and tweaking it
(not quite done yet.)
|Roseate Spoonbills envelope|
acrylic, Mary Stebbins Taitt
Acrylic, Mary Stebbins Taitt
I never went to art school, so I have to learn everything by experimenting. I bought some pumice medium and played with it on the envelope for the first time ever (dumb, I know). It was so rough, like sandpaper,only worse, so, worried about the mail carriers and postal employees injuring their fingers, I put a couple layers of matte medium over it, but that made it look dull. :-( It has lots of texture! But less than before. (I also used a tiny but of the pumice medium on the rocks and on the road in the Spoonbill hornbill duckbill painting.)
In the Pocket:
oil on Graham Cracker box treated with acrylics
Mary Stebbisn Taitt
oil and Arches Oil Paper
Mary Stebbins Taitt
|Flute practice, side view|
showing topography of oils
Cassandra Elise Lapwing revisited yet again (I'm probably still working on this):