|Fall Flight 7" x 5" acrylic|
Monday, November 28, 2011
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
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
Monday, November 21, 2011
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
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
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.