Category Archives: nature artwork

Emerging Spring, Before the First Flowers

A damp, chill and overcast day may not seem to present any amount of inspiration, but those are the days when the spring woods look like this, the heightened intensity of color emerging from dense shadows and mist among the trees have hidden magic. A scene tucked away along my favorite trail, I’ve visualized this […]

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Nature & Wildlife Framed Original Artwork 50% Off

Spring cleaning? Redecorate a little with framed original artwork 50% off including landscapes, florals, still lifes, wildlife and street scenes As I make plans for this year’s new artwork I begin by assessing what I’ve done. And as I say each year when I have a sale on my original artwork, I don’t just paint […]

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Avoiding the Photographer, Not So Cleverly Hidden

I welcomed 2022 with a new painting, “Avoiding the Photographer”. The girls—two does from the small herd that lives in our back yards—were hiding behind my scruffy little hemlock while I was hovering around in the snow in the back yard trying to get their photo on a snowy, sunny morning the previous February. It’s […]

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Curving Tracks Etched in the Snow

We have just enough snow that the landscape is changed to nearly black and white, clear contrasts and every little branch with its tiny frosting of snow. Driving errands today I loved the look and remembered this sketch. The graceful curve of the tracks in any season, because I admire it all the time, is […]

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Morning Snow 1 and 2, a Backyard View

These two pastel are each 8″ x 8″, each of them views from my windows of early morning snow, just after sunrise when there’s a lot of color in the light. The very snowy winter of 1993 provided an abundance of photos—on film, remember—and these two scenes were memorable for their colors and patterns. I […]

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Winter, Fading Into Sunset

Winter is represented by the frozen hillsides of a farm drifted with snow and reflecting the colors of a winter sunset. The quiet, stillness and subtle color, the snow drifted up against the fencelines in the distance and caught on the clumps of flattened grasses and brush in the fields, the flat sky reflecting the […]

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Sparkling Gems in January

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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Creek Study in Snow

I call this “my private beach” along Chartiers Creek in Carnegie. You can’t keep me away from water, not even in winter. When the creek is low, this area is above water level, ranging from a few inches to several feet wide, right at a bend in the creek. The opposite bank is a steep […]

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Seasons Along the Panhandle Trail, August 25 and 26

Ninth Annual Exhibit SUN SHADOW ICE & SNOW seasons along the panhandle trail featured artwork “Reflections on an October Afternoon” featuring art, photography and poetry of and about the Panhandle Trail plus paintings & sketches from prior exhibits prints of paintings and photos handmade gift items inspired by the trail Opening Friday August 25, 2023 […]

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What’s On My Easel? Saplings, Acrylic on Canvas

I took a photo of saplings along the creek in early spring along the Panhandle Trail. The straight lines of the saplings and varied colors and widths and patterns with the light behind them, and even a bit of the creek, immediately appeared to me as a larger painting, but abstracted. I just wanted to […]

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