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The trill of the mourning dove is a sad sound to some people, but to me it has a calming effect, almost like an avian lullaby. The doves mate for life and there are two pairs that have been hanging … Continue reading
Celebrating all types of motherhood today. This commission, a watercolor of a German shepherd and her Leonberger buddy, arrived as a surprise to their owner yesterday, just in time. I have since learned that the German shepherd, Banshee, was one … Continue reading
We who hail from the North always look forward to the return of the loon; its haunting cry and wild laugh is the epitome of our hopes and dreams. Loon is the dream totem; the symbol that all your dearest … Continue reading
When you think you know all there is to know about dogs, it turns out that you are wrong. I just found out that the Corgi was the gift of fairies. That’s right, this short-legged, feisty, vigorous herder and funny … Continue reading
I have been boning up on my equine art, because this is that week. The Derby provides so much color and action and I could just keep on painting these running horses forever. These three are all watercolors. But even … Continue reading
Spring has come late this year. I was walking my dogs in the field behind the horse pasture the other day, amid all the brown and beige winter grasses and dried stems snapping under my feet. When I looked up, … Continue reading
In the interest of a peaceful coexistence, I painted a chickadee sitting on my climbing rose. At this time of year, it isn’t much to look at. But the birds have enjoyed the rose hips through the winter. This is … Continue reading
Yesterday, following the ice storm, I spied this goldfinch in a lilac bush, already transitioning to his summer hue of violent yellow. He looked quite out of place, but wasn’t the least bit embarrassed about it. So I painted him. … Continue reading
The red fox moves through the willows looking for an errant bird to snag. The spring is so early that he hasn’t even shed his winter coat yet. But the colors are all about the bloom. This watercolor is no … Continue reading
Amanda and I like to go shopping. A lot. Well, I like it better than she does. I have spent literally years dressing her, going back to the days when she was in school and had cool new clothes every … Continue reading
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