In Vermont, nature is so close-right outside every window in my home by a lake. I watch birds all year long and can always rely on the sprightly chickadees to delight and entertain.
I paint on 6" x 12" wooden panels-a very vertical format. I paint with creamy, luscious Holbein Acryla Gouache paints, then I seal the surface with Windsor-Newton matte varnish so that the colors remain true but still protected. There is no need for a frame or picture wire, just place it on a nail and enjoy.