I had done another larger plein air piece of this view and thought it would make a nice little painting when your walls are begging for a little finery. In fact, it would be great on the wall next
to a computer. A nice little reminder of a summer day when you are sitting at your desk. (I'm looking at my own blank wall as I write this!)
Another little owl painting in much the same style as my previous owl. Little studies that I want to translate into some larger pieces. Looking forward to this one - I already have framing in mind for this one. I know it may be a bit of the cart before the horse, but once together they create a whole package.
It's been a while since I've painted this small and these two just got juried into the Randy Higbee 6" squared show in Costa Mesa, California! I'm pretty pleased to be included in the show and in the good company of so many fine artists! If you're in the area stop in and check it out. The reception is December 7th and the show runs until Christmas.
This is a variation on the theme of the crow and the jar story. In this case, being fond of bright shiny objects I think he could be a collector of treasures. The question here seems to be whether he is hiding his new found treasures or taking them away. THE CROW AND THE WATER JAR A thirsty crow noticed a huge jar and saw that at the very bottom there was
a little bit of water. For a long time the crow tried to spill the water out
so that it would run over the ground and allow her to satisfy her tremendous
thirst. After exerting herself for some time in vain, the crow grew frustrated
and applied all her cunning with unexpected ingenuity: as she tossed little
stones into the jar, the water rose of its own accord until she was able to
take a drink.
I just finished this one in time to enter into a local show. Jury selections aren't revealed until December. Kind of a long wait for little ol' impatient me. I've been in search of some sandhills for years! I never seem to come upon them anywhere. My sister had a couple show up on her street. Luckily she had her camera in hand! But a visit to Nebraska during migration is definitely on my bucket list - hopefully soon.
More birds coming your way! I've just painted a flock of them for an upcoming holiday show at The Minnetonka Center for the Arts. If you are in the area be sure to stop by - lots of beautiful for that special gift.
This is a small study for a larger painting that I have planned. Looking forward to diving into that one soon. This is on its way to the previously mentioned show next week. If you are interested in this one, let me know before Tuesday. $300 framed.
A little something in the spirit All Hallows Eve....
The original concept for this raven painting was quite different! Halfway into the process, I was less than thrilled with the results and was about ready to offer it up to the powers that be. After taking a break to think about it I decided to just let loose and quit thinking about it so much. I figure I had nothing to lose. This is the result. It's gritty, energetic and a bit mystical. And I like that.
I'm not sure yet but I'm considering this for a juried show entry. However if you are interested, please contact me at email@example.com