Showing posts from December, 2012

The size of your Christmas tree.

Happy Holidays! I would like to wish everyone the very best this holiday season! "Chickadee in a Bradford Pear Tree (Black-capped Chickadee) " Graphite pencil on 300# Arches watercolor paper, 5 x 9 Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree.  In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall.  ~Larry Wilde, The Merry Book of Christmas Best wishes for a happy and prosperous New Year! * * * Watch the drawing come to life in the time-lapse video!   

Broke away from the Snowman theme

2012 Holiday drawing coming out tomorrow, 12/19/2012! I had to take a break from my Africa sketchbook/journal excerpts to get caught up in the studio with a few holiday commissions and of course my 2012 Holiday Drawing which I just finished. Once again it is a small song bird perched on something that reminds me of the holidays. I broke away from the Snowman theme this year and went with something different. I plan on sending out my 2012 Studio Holiday Greetings email tomorrow morning, I hope you enjoy it. Until then I thought it would be nice to look back at the previous years holiday drawings.  2011 Holiday Drawing "Buttons (Carolina Wren) " Graphite pencil on watercolor paper 5 x 8  2010 Holiday Drawing   "Snow woman (Cardinal) " Graphite pencil on watercolor paper 6 x 8  2009 Holiday Drawing   "Bulbs (House Finch) " Graphite pencil on watercol

Fall 2012 RL Caldwell Studio Newsletter

What, where and when... RL Caldwell Studio Newsletter Fall 2012 My studio newsletter went out this morning to inboxes everywhere and in cased you haven't signed up for my studio newsletter yet, then you can see it by clicking on the link below. This issue covers my exhibition in Dallas and my travels to Africa as well as the up coming events this winter and spring. I hope you enjoy it! RL Caldwell Studio Fall 2012 Newsletter      

Heard a Lion roar!

My adventure in Africa 2012 Excerpts from my field sketchbook/journal     Day 4 (Day 3 in Tarangire) "5:16am -- Heard a Lion roar last night around 2:30am --- NOT too far from my tent?" Day four started off very early although I don't think I ever fell completely back to sleep after being awoken at 2:30 in the morning of  a loud running sound accompanied with very dramatic rustling and ending with the roar of what I believed to be a lion.  A fast field sketch of a Crowned Lapwing (Plover). Drawn in Africa, Tarangire National Park, Tanzania, Africa We explored the west side of the Silale swamp in the morning looking for Leapoards, Lions and Cheetahs, sadly we did not see any but saw plenty of other wildlife. We stopped mid morning at the Silale Pinic area for a pinic breakfast which was great but the landscape was just incredible. After breakfast we did another slow game drive back to Kikoti camp where we had lunch, some much needed down time, I s