Category Archives: bird

Still Flicking

Today’s project: Northern Flicker on slate about 3×9″. Obviously there’s a story with this one. We found one sitting on the road on our way to town the other day. We had seen them zooming all up and down the … Continue reading

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Horse and Sleight

I am eagerly anticipating the arrival of more slates!  Just last year I started doing more slate paintings and am going full throttle now.  One of the challenges lies in the inherent grain of the slate. This has been especially interesting … Continue reading

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Paintings on Slate

For my gallery show, I ordered a few slabs of slate from SlateLady.com . It was my first time ordering from them. I was happy with the product, except that one of the holes wasn’t drilled all the way through. … Continue reading

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I Am the Eagle, I Live in High Country, mid Rocky Cathedrals that Reach to the Sky…

“Spirit Bird” 9×12″ acrylic  Yep, I am flying on Cloud Nine these days as my artistic career has reached an all-time high (wait — that’s a different song).  Beginning June 22, 2014, Fernwood Gallery in Niles Michigan will be featuring … Continue reading

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Today’s Project – A Loon for My Dad

“Display on Dark Water”, acrylic on canvas, 9×12″ After 87 years on the planet, my dear Dad has left for higher ground.  I am so very sad.  He was a great man, my best buddy and the source of so … Continue reading

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Today’s Project – the Kingfisher

When I hear the signature chatter of this crested bird, I always stop and scan the trees to search for him.  He might be shooting overhead, preparing to dive-bomb the water (because if I hear him I am inevitably by … Continue reading

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Barn Owl Art

Stage 1, laying on background color and texture, leaving rough bird outline. Stage 2, making the basic shape of the bird. Stage 3, roughing in some feathers and face. Stage 4, adding highlights and body beginning to take shape. Stage … Continue reading

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Today’s Project – Brown Pelican

Feeling pretty sad today about the situation in the Gulf — so I drew this pelican as a sort of prayer for the birds and other wildlife. This is about 11×15″, oil pencil, called, “To Blue Water”.

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Today’s Project – Raven

This was a commission for someone’s dad who likes to feed eggs to a raven friend. She asked for a collage and I wanted to make it sort of mystical, due to all the lore associated with the raven. This … Continue reading

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Blue Heron Watercolor

One of my favorites. Those of us who frequent shorelines and wetlands have certainly heard the familiar croak of this enormous bird. I’ve seen herons all over the country, from the rivers in Arizona to the rocky shores of my … Continue reading

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