The sunlight glowed so prettily on this barn owl’s wings, that I just had to paint him. The reference photo I used was shared by Les Liddle. 11″x14″ oil on cradled wood board. Available in my Etsy shop. 🙂
I love all the soft colors, and those tiny, tiny legs. How does he stay warm in the winter with such tiny legs? 8″x8″ Oil on cradled wood board. Available in my Etsy shop.
I’m loving working with brushes again. Every so often, I guess you have to change things up just to keep things feeling fresh. I’ve never been good with that out-of-focus sort of background, but I think these last couple weeks I’ve finally found success. Eastern Bluebird, 8″x8″ oil on cradled board, in my Etsy shopContinue reading “paintings: a bluebird, and a cottontail”
8″x8″ oil on cradled wood board I told you I’d been working on birds. Small, charming, and fun to paint. Available in my Etsy shop. 🙂
8″x8″ oil on cradled wood board Little birdies are so sweet, I had a day where I painted several. I still have a handful in my to-do folder. They’d make a great little collection, grouped together–more to come! This little guy is available now in my Etsy shop. :)SOLD, THANK YOU!!!!
I bought a handful of new strata to work on–cradled hardboard. This is a birch board 1/8″ thick resting on top of a wood frame, so the entire depth is 3/4″. The surface is very smooth, and requires priming so the paints don’t sink right into the wood. If you are a people-portrait painter, IContinue reading “painting: titmouse”
I’ve listed this blackbird in my Etsy shop. The canvas size is unusual, very tall and narrow. I’ve been painting birds this last couple weeks, there are a few more small ones to be shown off in the next few days. I do like this shape canvas. I have another one on hand, and intendContinue reading “painting: redwing blackbird”
Aren’t these goat friends the cutest thing? They’ll be up in my ebay listings Tuesday Sept. 16. And these bunnies are just cute, as is the little chickadee. I like painting the little birds, I should do more of them…. I’ll have more horses up then, and a harlequin great dane. And a pug.
I found out the chukars in our yard our not native. I have a neighbor who raises them to teach his dogs to hunt (I thought everyone used rubber lures! sheesh!), and sometimes the dogs let them out. Right now there are about 20 chukars and pheasants all over the neighborhood. Part of me saysContinue reading “garden birds”
I put up this happy girl in my etsy shop today. This week I worked on more-detailed backgrounds than I have been painting lately. And if you liked my chickadee series but thought they were over priced (as if!), I lowered the prices on the whole series a couple weeks ago. Etsy is a placeContinue reading “a Labrador painting for etsy”