Tag: bird

  • 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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  • 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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  • Least Sandpipers: oil painting

    “Least Sandpipers: Houghton Lake” The painting above sold at the art fair that I was at last week. It is 11 X 14 inches, oil (I have yet to learn how to photograph oil paintings well, because of the shine; the original looked a lot better). This was done with my normal palette with the…

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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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  • Kingfisher in early spring

    This is a painting that I recently completed in acrylics. I love the light in early spring near Lake Huron. “Kingfisher in early spring, Michigan” acrylic 16 X 20 inches

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  • A Year of Birds: April 2023

    While still cold, with occasional flurries of snow, the days are finally getting a bit warmer, with temperatures creeping into the mid- to upper-30s at times. While snow is still on the ground, it is gradually melting, and the mornings are misty with the evaporation in the air. The ice is nearly melted on the…

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  • Getting ready for new exhibit

    This has been a busy time of year, getting ready for an exhibit in Detroit, and will be taking my art to a new gallery in Grayling. I am also preparing for an art fair in a few weeks. Today, I also delivered prints and painted birdhouses to a gallery in Harbor Springs. Below are…

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  • The Family Complement: Acrylic Painting

    I saw some sandhill cranes with gray plumage several months ago, and decided to create a painting that highlights the complementary tones between their gray-blue plumage and the rust colors of the autumn grasses. “The Family Complement”, acrylic, 16 X 20 inches.

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