Month: November 2021

  • A Year of (Michigan) Birds: June

    It’s early June, and I saw a pair of sandhill cranes at Squaw Bay today. They are beautiful, and hard to see since they are perfectly camouflaged by the ochre reeds and small dead trees next to the marshy water. As soon as they saw me, they went and hid in a clump of trees,…

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  • Yellow-Rumped Warbler: Acrylic Painting

    About five weeks ago, I was hiking near Presque-Isle Michigan, and saw this beautiful little bird on a fence. When painting this, I decided to play with abstracting the background a bit. I also went with a fall theme, since fall is here, with warmer colors in the background to contrast with the cooler trays…

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  • Eagle Dreams

    Lately, I have been having lots of dreams with eagles – so many, that I decided to draw one in watercolor pencil. Below are two of the dreams that relate to this drawing. In this dream that I had on 6/13/21, I was with Jesus. We were bird watching with binoculars, and we were both…

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  • A Year of Birds: May

    I am sharing some of my favorite photos that I took this past year in this series. Spring is in full swing now, and the calls of the redwing blackbirds in the nearby marshes are almost continuous. Some of the males come by the feeder to fill up on seed. When I go on walks…

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  • Sandpiper on the Log: Oil Painting

    I saw this beautiful bird on a log a month ago while walking the beach, and decided to paint him. This ended up being a study in browns and blue!

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  • Dream about Israel

    I had this dream on 9/19/20 and have been praying about it for the past year. There is a strong warning in it, which grieves me. I realize that the events portrayed may be symbolic, and that physical events may end up being quite different. In this dream, I heard trumpets blowing in Jerusalem, several…

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  • Hummingbird in the Flowers

    Okay, I realized when I did this painting that it could seem a bit cliche; after all, there are so many hummingbird paintings out there. But I couldn’t resist painting this little ruby-throated that I saw drinking from the last of the summer flowers a few weeks ago, so I make no apologies. I think…

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  • Holiday Ornament time again….

    It’s that time of year again, when I start painting ornaments to distribute at galleries and stores. It’s fun, and while I don’t make a ton of money from this, it’s great PR – I put one of my cards with each one. I paint the ornaments based on bird paintings I have done, that…

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