Category Archives: wildlife art

Subtle Colors Under Overcast Skies: Biding Time

February may be the shortest month, but it seems the longest in its often dull, overcast days when winter seems to have overstayed her welcome. Imagine that waiting game for the wildlife in our midst. The mourning doves are just sitting quietly, taking it all in, possibly knowing that, in time, this too shall pass. […]

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January Nature Desktop Calendar: Avoiding the Photographer

I’m welcoming the New Year with a new painting, “Avoiding the Photographer”! I think that’s an accurate title since the girls were hiding behind my scruffy little hemlock while I was hovering around in the snow in the back yard trying to get their photo this past February 2021. It’s a watercolor, about 12″ x […]

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December Nature Desktop Calendar: Snowbird

There’s a bird, and there’s snow, and this also happens to be a “snowbird”, or a dark-eyed junco, clinging to a forsythia branch in my backyard. Their small rounded shape with white bellies have always looked to me as if they were dipped into paint. I truly love winter paintings because the light is wonderful […]

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Cool! Whale Tail Block Prints

I know it’s burning hot in the Northwest right now, but typically it’s known for rain and cool weather and I’m enjoying the thought of that right now in Pennsylvania. I had always thought whales were off in faraway places where you need to go on a cruise to see them, but a friend shared […]

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February Nature Desktop Calendar: Biding Time

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, moving only slightly, perhaps waiting for friends to join them. These doves are waiting in the maple tree outside my bedroom […]

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Wrap-up From Original Art Sale

My Spring Cleaning Special Discount of 50% off original art was such an incredible success I can still hardly believe it. I sold 20 original paintings and sketches, and the net from these sales after shipping and other costs pretty much made up for the income from several vendor shows I missed last year. I’ve […]

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50% Off on All Original Art Through March 31

“Summer Back Road” is only one of many small paintings in my collection, which, framed, cost $100 full price, and only $50.00, taxes and shipping included, with the discount. For me, almost any spot along a winding, hilly back road through fields with old trees and fence posts is a worthy spot for painting. This […]

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February 2020 Personal Creative Challenge, Day 18: Curious Fawn

I’m back to a painting for this day of my creative challenge. For this painting I once again used self-prepared smooth deep charcoal matboard coated with my favorite transparent pastel ground, Golden Acrylic Ground for Pastels, so that I would start with a dark background. I painted it without any guidelines, just hitting the surface […]

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Winter Birds, Framed Set

In winter I have feeders visible from just about every window. Watching the birds gather, mill about, eat, leave is like watching waves or fire, the constant motion mesmerizing and meditative. I visualized these sketches over years looking out my doors and windows at the birds gathering on my walk or in my trees, and […]

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Whale Tail, a Tiny Linoleum Block Print

I love the photos of whale breaches that tell the “whale’s tale” and I wanted to find the essence of the moment, just the whale’s tail, the water and the sky. “Whale Tail II” is a simplified, iconic image of a whale’s tail breaching the waves with the clouds over the water in the background. […]

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