Monday, September 27, 2010

Pileated Woodpecker - Work in Progress - Finished

The woodpecker has appeared. He shows up quite well in front of the fall colours. My husband and I were discussing today where it was we had seen these guys. Our conclusion is it must have been at Greenwater Park about 3 1/2 hours from here. They aren't normally around the beach here.
Finished! 2.5" x 3.5" acrylic "Woodpecker"
Here is he sits on his perch among the what's left of the chokecherries. I'll be listing him later.

Pileated Woodpecker- acrylic painting - Work in progress -

What is this blob on the canvas you ask? Why it's a pileated woodpecker of course! Actually it's the background to a 2.5" x 3.5" (aceo size) painting I've started this morning. We'll see if the bird emerges.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

honorable mention - miniature art exhibition

Magical Meadows. 3.5" x 2.5" acrylic

I sent 5 paintings to the Oceanside Community Arts Council miniature art exhibition "Small in Nature" on Vancouver Island and was lucky enough to be juried in. I was thrilled this passed week to find out that this piece received Honorable Mention.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Egret - Acrylic - Work in Progress - Finished

Quiet Reflection - 5 x 7" acrylic
I finished the egret this morning. Egrets seem much more stately than herons. I think it's their plumage. Now that I've done the 5 x 7 I think I will tackle this smaller...

Friday, September 24, 2010

Egret - Acrylic painting - Work in Progress

Egret 5" x 7"

The egret is taking shape. I painted all the blue undercoating and have started on the "dark" shade of white. Care must be taken to try and exact the plumage in the reflection **note I said try***

egret - acrylic paintings

Egret - Work in Progress. This is a 5 x 7 acrylic I am working on. A very dark background (deep in the woods) and absolutely still water. I've just sketched in the egret and reflection
This is a 2.5" x 3.5" egret in full mating feathers. I am fascinated by the male plumage during mating season. I wasn't aware of the beauty of these birds until a fellow artist brought it to my attention. Thanks are always such a source of inspiration.

The Accessable World

Here is a new blog that is near and dear to me. Written by someone who will remain anonymous this is a blog about the trials of wheelchair accessability every day
for her 12 year old son. It will give you something to think about on your day to day travels. Please take the time to read and become a follower on her blog. Thanks

The Accessable World

Monday, September 20, 2010

Sunflower dinner

All of the songbirds are gone from here, including the American Goldfinch. They being smart birds have headed south for the winter. Smart because they are getting away from all the rain we are having here. They stick around just long enough for the sunflowers to seed, gorge themselves on the seeds and delicate petals and then they are gone until next spring.

3.5" x 2.5" acrylic listed on Ebay here

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Living Sky - aceo

Living Sky - Acrylic - Miniature 3.5" x 2.5"

Saskatchewan's Motto is "Land of Living Sky". The weather has always played great importance here where I live. I love the changing sky. You will find this miniature listed on Ebay here

August one word concept "Jagged" exhibition results

won "Patrons Choice" for this miniature. :)

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

The Rider - Graphite Pencil Sketch aceo "Cowboy Art"

The Rider.......2.5" x 3.5" graphite pencil

It seems like forever since I actually sat down and did something to list. I did manage to get my paintings ready for the show at Parkside, but haven't really done anything else for awhile. Fall is in the air and I am trying to settle down and get some pieces done.

This is a quick drawing I did this afternoon, just to get the creative juices flowing again (I hope)
You will find it listed on Ebay here