Quick dip

I got the old dip pen & ink bottle out to study the sandhill crane this time. I feel like this is getting closer to the feeling of length and sharpness that is so apparent when they walk around. Amazing because they are also so graceful! Greg Betza ©2021

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Twisted

I love watching the sandhill cranes in my yard twist themselves into so many different pretzel-like configurations. The contrast of their snake-like necks and legs so skinny I can’t believe they don’t snap is really exciting to draw. Hope that comes through! Greg Betza ©2021

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Riverview

This painting is not of a “river view” it is actually a pond or some other small body of water, I’m not sure…but it is located in Riverview, Florida. Hope that wasn’t too confusing. Liquid ink on watercolor paper. Greg Betza ©2021

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The end

masked people drawing

The end of 2020; so many have been anticipating this symbolic transition into better times. Me too. I made this drawing at Universal Studios last month. Creating it reminded me of all the many, many people I’ve drawn in real life over the years and how different it was this time. The masks, the uncertainty, […]

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Thankful

Of all of the years I can remember this may be the one I’m both thankful for and thankful to see end. Personally it has brought new perspectives, new growth and a new home. I am extremely thankful. I want to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving and I hope that however you’re celebrating […]

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Lido Beach Sarasota

Lido beach in Sarasota Florida is where my family and I spent the first few days of fall this year. Didn’t plan it that way, but that’s how it worked out. Ironic since fall is often the time when I mourn the passing of warm weather and the descent into the looooong cold winter months. […]

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Dumbo

With Disney beginning to open up their theme parks, here is an older drawing made before the Dumbo ride was “re-imagined”. This meandering drawing I believe got cut short (see the people putting on ponchos and the umbrella) as the rain started to fall. You can also see the ink on my thumbnails starting to […]

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