Even if you live in the city you’ll find wildlife everywhere. Of these two paintings, one was on the creek near me and the other in my own back yard. Both are matted and framed and ready to go home.
All original artwork 25% off
Each season when I publish my quarterly Nature & Wildlife newsletter I extend a 25% discount on all original art that features the season, but for winter I discount all original art so you can start shopping for the holidays and find new art for the new year. For the first two months of the discount it’s only available to list members, but for the last month of each season I extend the offer to everyone. If you’d like to have the first chance at this discount, please sign up for my quarterly Nature & Wildlife newsletter.
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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 brightly off off an orange brick building on the other bank of the creek as well as the blue winter sky. Winter can be drab in moments, but it is often quite colorful with the warm browns and reds and the cool deep green of the mallard’s feathers and the reflections of all the colors of the day on the gently rippling water. Alas, though I had wanted to paint it en plein air, neither the ducks nor the lighting were cooperative so I finally decided to rough in a background and shapes on site, but finish it from the photo.
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“Colorful” is pastel, 12″ x 16″ on hand prepared pastel board. The original of this painting is still available, framed in a 1″ solid wood decorative gold 16″ x 20″ frame with a white mat. The framed original is the only thing available for a 25% discount, but the image is also available as digital, giclee and canvas prints, and greeting cards.
All summer long the deer are pretty well camouflaged by all the leaves and dappled shadows from the trees. But suddenly most of the leaves have fallen, yet the deer think they are still well hidden. It’s kind of funny. That was where the idea for this painting “Safe” originated.
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 woodland garden to the overgrown area between all our yards. Though they were in plain sight of about six houses and all of us watched them, they apparently felt they were safe—and they were, really, because when I looked at the reference photo for this I wondered why I’d taken a photo of the brush at the end of the yard, and then I saw the ears. It was the perfect cover, hidden in plain sight.
“Safe” is painted in various pastels on Strathmore pastel paper from my photo references. This work was one of my new paintings for the 2015 Wings & Wildlife Art Show at the National Aviary in Pittsburgh.
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“Safe” is pastel, 14″ x 20″ on Canson mi-tientes pastel paper. The original of this painting is still available, framed in a 1.25″ solid wood whitewash 24″ x 30″ frame with a white mat. The framed original is the only thing available for a 25% discount, but the image is also available as digital, giclee and canvas prints, and greeting cards.
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