Thursday, June 13, 2013

Feeding Rufous  7" x 5"
acrylic  $295
A rufous hummingbird feeds on freshly opened spring flowers.  This is the same hummingbird that I observed at McDowell Creek near my home a few weeks ago. He had quite a dominant grasp on his territory as he went from flower to flower and perch to perch.  While working out the composition for this piece. images of simplified Far Eastern bird paintings kept coming to mind.
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Monday, June 3, 2013

Sutter Butte Sunbreak

Sutter Butte Sunbreak  12" x 24"
As storm clouds clear, the sun begins to break over the Sutter Buttes.  The calm water reflects the surrounding wetland and mallard are using the area to rest.  The Sutter Buttes are the worlds smallest mountain range and are located in the heart of the Sacramento Valley -   an area rich in farming, wetlands and waterfowl.  They are the result of volcanic lava domes and some geologists say that they may be the southernmost portion of the Cascade volcanic chain.
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