– Annie Dillard
Elk and Magpie – 5″ x 7″ Watercolor
Don’t you just love this? I’m talking about the image of the magpie on the elk’s head. It is painted from a photo reference by Crias at WetCanvas. I took a few elk and moose photos with me, since I knew I was going to be painting things that are a real part of the Idaho scenery. I also knew there are more critters traveling about, when the weather is colder. Me…. I don’t want to be traveling around Idaho when it’s snowing… thanks very much. Been there, done that.
When I was in Driggs, I saw magpies often. They look so cool, because they are stark black and white, with no in-between colors. Magpies just look amazing against the green and golden rolling hills of the area.
I did have a great time painting this. The snow was really fun! Can you believe it? This is my 700th blog post!