Category Archives: wildlife art

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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Yes? on a Small Jute Tote Bag

I’ve been enjoying trying out the various pre-made tote bags I can purchase to print on. I’ve always wanted to see my lady leopard, “Yes?”, on a jute burlap bag and in my searches found a series of lined and shaped bags that are more like purses than little totes. I imprinted on both sides […]

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Nature and Wildlife Quarterly Sampler Box

I’m pleased with the idea of being able to give viewers an inexpensive sampling of what I sell. Shopping on the internet isn’t always easy, and for images and handmade goods, well, these are best seen in person. That leaves me with a very small audience, though. In the absence of being able to pick […]

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My Nest Eggs

Yes, there’s a story behind this… Several years ago I was a member of a small business organization and was included in an article about small business owners setting up a retirement plan for themselves. The theme, of course, was “nest egg”, and the editors wanted some illustrative photos of us showing the nest egg […]

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Happy Easter From Our Backyard Bunny

It’s one of our backyard bunnies. I’d been watching them since early morning in my yard and the neighbor’s, the grass bright green and the sun shining warm through their tall ears, and decided I’d eventually do a sketch of them, too, back in the days of my daily cat sketches. And then I decided […]

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February Featured Nature Art and Desktop Calendar: “Colorful”

This painting is entitled “Colorful”, 11″ x 15″, done in soft pastel on self-prepared board with marble dust and gesso. This work was one of my new paintings for the 2015 Wings & Wildlife Art Show at the National Aviary in Pittsburgh. “Colorful” is one of my favorite duck images on Chartiers Creek from my […]

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#30PaintingsIn30Days Review, #30in30

Well, I knew I wasn’t going to be able to do a painting for each of the 30 days, but I did 14 new paintings, and they were 14 ideas I’d been wanting to paint for a while, so I consider that a success, for me. I had five more planned, but things get in […]

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As the Crow Flies, #30paintingsin30days, Day 20

I am participating in Leslie Saeta’s annual “30 in 30” painting challenge this month. This is my painting for day 20. The day was gray, misty and quiet, just the day to spot a large crow perched atop a dead tree. I was transfixed by its stillness, unmoving, against the gray sky, took a photo, […]

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Sparkling Gems, #30in30 Day 12

I am participating in Leslie Saeta’s annual “30 in 30” painting challenge this month. This is my painting for day 11. I have no idea why I chose to tackle this one today, except that after working on the water in yesterday’s little painting of a gull, the visualization I’ve had to do this painting […]

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The Mourning Doves Are Biding Their Time

Something about the light today, this bright overcast with nearly all the leaves suddenly gone, the birds sitting very still in the bare trees, reminds me of this pencil drawing inspired by such a day. What do doves do all day? Just kind of hang out waiting for something to happen? The doves always seem […]

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