Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Fall Flight 7" x 5" acrylic

Fall Flight  7" x 5"  acrylic 
The first light of the morning lights up the fall foliage as a low flying flock of Canada geese angles toward the viewer. The moon helps add to the high clear sky and helps to show how low the geese are flying. Fall is my favorite time of year and I feel this painting captures the essence of the season.
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Monday, November 28, 2011

Wild Parrot and Palm 5" x 5" acrylic


A wild parrot clings to the side of a palm tree. The rough texture of trunk took some time as I had never painted this before. All of the nooks and crannies were fascinating and challenging at the same time and I would find myself getting lost in them a bit as they began to take shape. This is #5 and the final painting in the tropical series.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Autumn Interlude 18" x 36" acrylic


Today, I received a printer's proof of this painting from Idaho Ducks Unlimited and it looked great! They are producing a limited edition to be used to raise funds for wetland habitat, not only in the state of Idaho, but throughout the country. Ducks Unlimited is one of the leading conservation groups in the country and is responsible for millions of acres of restored and enhanced wetlands. Artist Proof prints of Autumn Interlude will be available on my website around the 1st of the year and more information will be posted then.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Cardinal and Hibiscus 5"x5" acrylic


This is the fourth painting in the tropical set of 5 paintings. Unfortunately, the camera did not capture the rich colors in the hibiscus flowers at all. There is more purple in them in the original painting.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Red-Bellied Woodpecker and Palm 5" x 5" acrylic

A handsome male red-bellied woodpecker scales the side of a palm tree. His belly has a slight red tinge to it during the mating season which gives the bird his name.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Foggy Arrival 8"x10" acrylic $950

Hundreds of Canada geese swarm into a foggy, open and slightly flooded, grass seed field. This is a common sight during fall and winter in the Willamette Valley in Oregon. These geese are primarily cacklers as they are small and have darker bodies than most of the other subspecies. In hand, they are almost the size of a large mallard. There distinct cackling call (as opposed to the deeper honk of the larger subspecies) is what gives them their name. This painting will also be available at the Waterfowl Festival this weekend. If you get a chance come by and visit me in the armory in downtown Easton, MD. It is a fantastic event that celebrates fall and waterfowl that the whole town participates in!!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Resting Gambel's

These quail are at home in the hot climate of the desert Southwest. Here one rests on a rock in the cool shadows the early morning. Although their plumages are similar, Gambel's quail are slightly bigger than the more common valley quail that everyone is familiar with.
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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Autumn Passage 5" x 7" acrylic

The sound of geese in the sky marks a seasonal transition in most parts of the country each year. This particular group is from Maryland last fall...
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