Watercolor and Pastel Artists at CHAW

November birds showcase American Democracy

November 8 was Draw-a-Bird Day and also election day. With that in mind, I declared American Democracy to be the theme for November DAB-Day and suggested that contributors draw birds that are red, white, or blue, or, of course, draw a bald eagle, the American national symbol.

In addition, the Wednesday Studio recently had another colored pencil lesson, and the blue jays we drew fit in nicely with the American Democracy theme.

Susan Burdick: Voter Bird. Digital graphite and oil paint in Adobe Fresco app.
Nancy Arbuthnot: Capitol Memory. Collage with watercolor and ink.
Tom Eichenberger: Cuban Trogon. Acrylic.
Susan Eichenberger Hazelwood: Australian Zebra Finch. Pencil and marker.
Tara Hamilton: Eagle. Watercolor.
Tara Hamilton: Blue Jay. Watercolor pencil.
Anne Shields: Lilac-Breasted Roller. Pastel. [National bird of South Africa.]
Anne Shields: Blue Jay. Colored pencil.
Lynne Mallonee Schlimm: Eagle. Watercolor.
Linda Andreatta: Macaw. Pastel.
Pat Stocks: Northern Cardinal. Pastel. [State bird of Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia, and West Virginia.]
Jim Eichenberger: Turkeys. Pencil, pen, watercolor, tempera, and china marker. [Jim found that it is a myth that Benjamin Franklin wanted the turkey to be the national bird, but Jim would like to continue to spread the rumor. Jim also notes that the turkeys in this work may be trying to recreate the post in the Rembrandt painting below.]
Rembrandt: The Night Watch.
Carolyn Rondthaler: Eagle. Watercolor.
Lou Kaufman: The Eagles. Photography. [Eagles seen on Swan Creek in Maryland.]
Marian Wiseman: Mountain Bluebird. Watercolor. [State bird of Idaho and Nevada.]
Marian Wiseman: Blue Jay. Colored pencil.

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One comment on “November birds showcase American Democracy

  1. motherjude
    November 9, 2022

    These are all awesome. Sorry I didn’t get one in. Peace, Judith


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