For lesson 2 of Alena Hennessay’s class “A Year of Painting” we painted and played with ink and acylics and then went in with pen and ink for line work.

First we played with inks on a water saturated surface – let it dry – then added the acrylicsto play transparent against opaque.

After I let that all dry I discovered a birds eye and then he showed me his feathers and voila…



I used a portion of Maya Angelo’s poem Caged Bird to add the verse to the piece.

This creature did name the sky his own.