Author Archives: sketchjay

Still Life with Grackle and Moths

The Common Grackle is a favorite of mine – strong and elegant – a smart mischief maker.  Nothing common about them their black iridescent coloring reminds me of a black opal. I would love to entertain them in my garden. … Continue reading

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Dove

Happy to be blogging again.  I have always loved to paint Doves and Pigeons. They are capable of being extremely beautiful representing joy and hope and peace or they exist in the background as quiet observers of your daily life. … Continue reading

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Magpie Series – Three for a Girl

Happy to begin the new year with a new addition to the Magpie series.   Continuing my illustrations of the “counting crows” nursery rhyme https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_for_Sorrow_(nursery_rhyme) after a little break.  Not a part of my childhood memories, a dear friend from … Continue reading

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Two For Joy

Part two of my Magpie counting project.  Happy to be posting again. Some illustrations just flow – this watercolor of many layers took a bit longer to work through. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corvidae http://www.dawnhenning.com https://sketchjay.wordpress.com/2015/02/02/one-for-sorrow/

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One For Sorrow

Magpies… one of my favorite birds, at the very top.  Magpies the most elegant of the Corvid family.  Working on a new project illustrating the counting “crows” nursery rhyme. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corvidae     www.dawnhenning.com  https://www.facebook.com/DawnHenningPage?ref=aymt_homepage_panel

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Blogging Birds Exhibition… Roadrunner sketch

You are invited… Blogging Birds Exhibition – This exhibit features work created specifically for my Sketchjay blog.  Blogging has been a bright spot in my life just like running. I am so appreciative of those who follow my work and … Continue reading

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Blogging Birds Exhibition ~ New York City

You’re invited! Please join me for an exhibition of artwork I created for this Blog. Dawn Henning “Blogging Birds”Artist reception:  Thursday, October 9th, 2014,  5:30 – 7:30 pm Berkeley College Gallery,  4 East 43rd Street, New York, NY 10017 Please … Continue reading

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Revisiting – Je Suis Ici

I am busy working on a new project that I am very excited about, it is a collaboration with someone I respect and admire very much.  It is a labor of love and it will take some time to complete. … Continue reading

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A Roadrunner Study II – Running the NYC Marathon for Charity

Once again I am exploring the Roadrunner, inspired by my recent running activities. Not the form or shape of birds that I typically find compelling but I am enjoying the exploration and loving this new bird. After running my first Half … Continue reading

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Roadrunners, Kids, Birds and Free Art!

  I have been away from my posts for a little while… involved in a number of new things some creative, some not.  This Roadrunner is inspired by my recent running activities.  Suggested by my daughter, this is my first … Continue reading

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