Tuesday, September 22, 2015


Mixing up washes on my palette.

 Color inspiration comes from a miscellany of objects on my desk at home.

Painting on the fly.  

Decision. Details. One of eighteen birds.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

GB Editions | new prints!

I'm so excited about these new prints!
Large and small Terra Feather Collection, Domed Nests,
and small Opossum prints in my shop!
I'd say this is an autumn palette. Wouldn't you?

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

GB Hatchery: Black Swallowtails

This summer I have enjoyed rearing monarch butterflies again
 as well as eastern black swallowtails!
Swallowtails lay eggs on host plants in the carrot family:
queen anne's lace, dill, fennel, parsley.
It's fascinating to watch them eat and grow as caterpillars and finally form a chrysalis.
This chrysalis turned brown and now looks like a piece of bark.
I'm not sure if it will emerge this year.
Late season swallowtails diapause in the chrysalis stage and overwinter, 
emerging the following spring.
Stay tuned...

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Studio Days

 Proofing some new large and small prints of my domed nest.

A collection of prints on my work table at the studio. 
I have had so many questions and emails lately about printing giclee prints.
All of my prints are printed with archival inks on 100 percent cotton rag paper.
If you are an artist just getting started I have more information
on my FAQ page on my website.
If you are a collector do check out my shop policies page to read a bit 
more about my paintings and prints and how to care for them.
I'll have a shop update soon!

Friday, August 14, 2015

Botanical Blues

Working on some botanical silhouettes in cool blues and browns.
Simple washes, studying form and shape.
Getting the brushes moving.

Friday, June 19, 2015

New Paintings!

 Domed Nest
 Rust Insect Collection 
Woven Nest
A few new paintings in my Golly Bard shop tonight! 
Have a wonderful weekend all!

Thursday, June 11, 2015


Nestlings in Rose Bramble
New prints in my Etsy shop!
Nestlings in Rose Bramble prints available in small and large format.
Twig type alphabet prints from A-Z also available.

Early morning painting is the best.
working on a few new nest studies.
I've become slightly obsessed with the negative space.

Tangled up in another woven nest.
I'm still a bit tangled up in this one but I'm getting there.
I hope to have a shop update with original paintings some time next week.
So stay tuned!