Category: wildlife painting

  • Trumpeter Swans: Oil Painting

    I love swans and the reflections on water, and painted this in oils with my usual palette. “Trumpeter Swans, Seeney, MI”, oil, 16 X 20 inches.

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  • New Gallery and Busy Month

    I was pleased to be juried into the Holiday Exhibit at Crooked Tree Art Center in Petoskey, Michigan, as well as their consignment store. Above are two of the paintings that went there this past weekend, along with other paintings and some prints. Petoskey has a quite active art scene, and was also a fabulous…

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  • Green Heron in the Marsh: Acrylic Painting

    I love finding green herons, since they are fairly shy and hang out in marshes where there are fewer people wandering by. I saw this one in a secluded marsh across from Isaacson’s Bay a few weeks ago, fishing and then pausing to check me out. I used my typical palette in this acrylic painting.…

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  • Blue Heron in the Marsh Grass

    I love blue herons, and saw one in a marsh near Isaacson’s Bay recently, and painted him near some water almost completely hidden by the late summer marsh grasses. “Blue Heron in the Marsh Grasses”, acrylic, 16 X 20 inches.

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  • First Robin: Early Spring

    I painted this because of the joy that seeing the first robin of spring evoked in me. “First Robin of Spring”, oil, 11 X 14 inches

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  • Merganser and Young: Oil Painting

    I love watching mergansers on the bay, and saw this mother and her two young sitting on a rock a few weeks ago. I loved how protective she looked in the evening light. “Merganser mother and young” oil, 11 X 14 inches on canvas board. I used my normal palette for this painting.

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  • Great Egret: Chromatique

    I wanted to play with color, so I painted this egret (originally seen by me at Isaacson’s Bay a month ago) using all the colors, from black to pure white, and the colors in between. This was fun to do, and I hope you enjoy it as well. I used a wider palette than usual:…

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  • Loon and Baby, acrylic painting

    “Loon and chick, Seeney, MI” I loved visiting Seeney a few weeks ago, and created this acrylic painting of a mother loon and her chick, using a limited palette of titanium white, ultramarine blue, burnt umber, and cad red medium .I think the chicks are adorable, and loved watching it and the mother swimming on…

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  • Eastern Towhee

    While I was at the art fair last weekend, I did a live demo. This is the painting that I did; it is of an eastern towhee that I saw a few weeks ago. I did the background very loosely, and also did the bird more loosely than normal, since the amount of time I…

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  • Art Fair Fun

    The art fair this past weekend was a lot of fun. I really enjoyed meeting other bird and art lovers; the sales were decent, and I started an email list. The best part was just getting to know people who really believe in saving our habitat and who enjoy birdwatching as much as I do!

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  • Great Egret, Misery Bay

    In early May, the marshes are still clothed in the ochres and creams of fall, and it is not unusual to see a great egret going through them. This was one that I saw in early May this year, and I thought he was absolutely lovely! “Beautiful Visitor, Misery Bay”; acrylic, 16 X 20 inches.

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  • Osprey Resting

    I think ospreys are beautiful, and wanted to paint one that I saw near Houghton Lake in Michigan a few weeks ago. I watched while he ate a fish he had caught, and then continued resting for a bit in a tree near the water. “Osprey Resting on a Log” acrylic 16 X 20 inches.

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