Tag Archives: wildlife

Finding Inspirations

Where do I find my inspirations for the work I share here? And how do I awaken the spark of creativity each day? When we’re charged with being visually creative all day long in so many ways, be it painting or graphic design, or even in writing whether it’s creative or technical, something needs to […]

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Yes? on a Medium 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 totes. The bag is 12″ x 12″ […]

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Pet Day at Slippery Rock Campground Association May 27

 Sunday, May 27, 2018 Pet Day at Slippery Rock Campground Association 1150 W Park Rd, Slippery Rock, PA 16057 SRCA Ball Field … 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Also a Pet Parade Contest and Rabies Clinic Pet Food & Supply drive to benefit the non-profit rescues in attendance. Visit Slippery Rock Campground Association website for […]

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Tired of Winter, Join This Gull

What can you say about gulls that is unique, since this is pretty much what they do all day? I’ve done a few other gull paintings and intend to do a few more, but unless I start numbering them I have to find something about this gull, “[Adjective] Gull”, that will make this painting different […]

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February Nature Desktop Calendar: Sparkling Gems

The reference photo for this painting was taken on a bright January day with lots of snow cover, and waited about five years to be painted. The mallards were floating on Chartiers Creek where it flows under Main Street on my walk to the bank and post office. The water is shallow there, and with […]

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Watching Birds in Snow

These birds were actually pecking around in the snow under a bird feeder, but their random order and little shadows were intriguing. This was done en plein air—but not outside so I wouldn’t cause the birds to fly off. In winter I have feeders visible from just about every window. Watching the birds gather, mill […]

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A Colorful View of Winter

This painting is entitled “Colorful”, 11″ x 15″, done in soft pastel on self-prepared board with marble dust and gesso. “Colorful” is one of my favorite duck images on Chartiers Creek from my walks to Main Street. I took the photo several years ago of the mallard balancing on one leg with morning sun reflecting […]

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The Mourning Doves Are Biding Their Time

The sun is shining, the deep cold is lifting, and the mourning doves are just sitting quietly taking it all in. What do doves do all day? Just kind of hang out waiting for something to happen? The doves always seem to have some purpose beyond just sitting there, but sit they will for hours, […]

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December Nature Desktop Calendar: Accent

Cardinals brighten my back yard all year round, and are especially brilliant on a snowy day. My back yard is a registered Backyard Wildlife Habitat and I have let brush and brambles fill in at the corners; this cardinal is in a tangle of wild grapevines with a fresh fall of snow. This was done […]

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“Safe” in My Back Yard

Though they nibble on some of my favorite foods and flowers that grow in my back yard, I enjoy observing the two does who have visited for the past three years, sometimes with their boyfriend and sometimes with a fawn. When I came outdoors they would often leave my vegetable garden and scurry through my […]

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