Category Archives: original artwork

Taking Flight on a Summer Afternoon

Years ago I watched a documentary on the whooping crane, this huge, graceful white bird whose population had decreased to fewer than 20 birds from habitat loss and hunting by the early 1940s. Very early conservation efforts managed to save these birds from total extinction, though today there are still only around 600 birds including […]

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Burnished Waves, Sold Original

Original paintings don’t sell too often so it’s always a celebration when I do. This painting was purchased by the person who bought most of my other waterscapes, and who grew up on the shores of this lake. This original pastel was painted en plein air as I stood on a beach at sunset on […]

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Summer Morning from the Deck, a Memory Painted in Midwinter

When I participated in Leslie Saeta’s annual “30 in 30” painting challenge last January I had prepared myself with reference photos I’d taken because I really wanted to paint them that could be done as a fairly quick sketch. Often those quick sketches are really familiar things, like this view out my kitchen door, over […]

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Sweet Summertime: 25% off all Summer Originals and Prints

It’s hard to believe the longest day of the year is past already! It’s sweet summertime. Windows open to the long days, lots of sunshine along with the heat and storms of summer, I may not enjoy the last two so much but I do love the freedom of leaving the windows open day and […]

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Summer Nature and Wildlife Sampler Box

Above is the selection of items for the Summer 2017 Sampler Box: a matted print of “A Bend in the Road” to fit a 12″ x 16″ frame an 8″ x 10″ photo print of “Market Flowers” “Red Climbers” Fine Art Card “Believe” Photo Greeting Card “Queen Anne’s Lace” photo note card one Flowery Gift Bag […]

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The Quiet of a Summer Field

It’s not about the trees and grass and sky, it’s not about what you can see, it’s about what you can’t see–the hush of a hilltop field on a summer afternoon, the whisper of a breeze, rustle of grass, one bird whistling, and that sense of eternity that I find in the quiet stillness of […]

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Groceries, Art, and My Hat With Wildflowers

Kind of sweet and sentimental and actually the last sketch I did on my roundabout trip to the grocery store with pastels and camera. When I came home and parked my bike to unpack it, I untied the bunch of wildflowers I’d gathered and my sketching hat from the back of my bike and set […]

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Summer Solstice Newsletter From Portraits of Animals

It’s the Summer Solstice issue of my quarterly Nature & Wildlife e-newsletter featuring summer art and photos, new merchandise, summer-themed poetry and even a short story, plus upcoming exhibits. I always have a special discount with each issue. Click here to read the newsletter Sign up if you’re not already a recipient. This newsletter is […]

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A Gallery of Summer Artwork

I’ve featured a few of my favorites, and below is a collage of summer artwork you can choose from.

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Spring Morning Leaves

Spring has reached that tipping point where there are more leaves in all shades of green than winter’s stark branches and twigs. I love winter, but I welcome spring, and this view out my kitchen window is familiar each April. It looks like I’m in the deep woods, but it’s just the line of trees […]

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