painting: a highland cow, and a bunting (bird)

There’s an understated magnificence to Highland cows. They don’t know how very gorgeous they are–they just are. I painted from a reference photo shared by Les Liddle.9″x12″ oil on cradled wood board, Available in my Etsy shop. 🙂 I love these birds, they are so colorful. I have yet to see one, but I knowContinue reading “painting: a highland cow, and a bunting (bird)”

painting: chickadee-dee-dee

Birds are sort of miraculous to me, especially the little ones. How does this guy keep those toothpick legs warm through the winter? I understand fluffing the feather produces a kind of insulation in the air pockets, but what about those teeny weeny feet? 8″x8″ oil on cradled wood board. Available in my Etsy shop.Continue reading “painting: chickadee-dee-dee”

paintings: a bluebird, and a cottontail

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”