Interviews with the Motmot

If I am a bit buried in Motmot mulch at the moment, I apologize, but I’ve been maxed out with this:

Nightjar (aka Goatsucker) plate for Birds of Trinidad and Tobago, in progress.
Nightjar (aka Goatsucker) plate for Birds of Trinidad and Tobago, in progress.
Detail, top to bottom: Common Pauraque, Rufous Nightjar, White-tailed Nightjar male and female, Short-tailed Nighthawk. Watercolor on Fabriano Soft-press 300lb. paper.
Detail, top to bottom: Common Pauraque, Rufous Nightjar, White-tailed Nightjar male and female, Short-tailed Nighthawk. Watercolor on Fabriano Soft-press 300lb. paper.

And this:

Getting ready for Chickens!!
Getting ready for Chickens!!

plus this:

A family trip/sandhill crane outing in Nebraska
A family trip/sandhill crane outing in Nebraska

and commissioned paintings, travel, and preparing work for exhibits. So it’s a great pleasure to be able to direct you to this interview I did with Wrenaissance Woman at The Nature Blog Network a couple of weeks ago; enjoy!

Also, if you are a customer of the Oklahoma Electric Cooperative (and you know who you are) you will have gotten the April issue of Oklahoma Living Magazine. On page 24 is a profile written by Elaine Warner: “Art is for the Birds- local artist Debby Kaspari receives national acclaim”. Most excellent coverage and some very nice pictures.

7 thoughts on “Interviews with the Motmot

  1. Jamie says:

    Amazing plate on the goatsuckers. I didn’t realize jut how large the full sized painting was. Just goes to show how much effort and detail go into the finished product. Very impressive!

  2. Julie Zickefoose says:

    Nightjars in flight, my sincerest condolences. I think the worst plate I ever had to paint was immature falcons in flight, from above and below. Every single freakin’ feather with some kind of mark on it. Just about impossible to keep the birds from degenerating into meaningless hieroglyphs. You’re doing a terrific job, but I know that you know what true bird painter’s purgatory is.

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