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Hummingbird Migration

We’ve had so many hummingbirds at our feeders this past couple of weeks, I’m starting to dream about them. So, it had to work itself out as a painting! This is a 9×12 oil on panel.

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It’s Cold Outside…

We took all of the Christmas decorations down, except for this wreath! This House Finch has been resting here under the front door light every night since the cold snap started. I used reference photos to make this painting. He … Continue reading

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Drawing Birds

This is (I think) a White-crowned Sparrow. I used a photo reference taken at Columbia Bottom Conservation Area to make this drawing. It’s graphite and colored pencil on vellum bristol drawing paper – 11×14. I like the combination of a … Continue reading

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Still Life with Gold Bird

Another rainy day still life from this past Sunday. I tried to emphasize the pattern of the cloth in the background to make it go almost flat like some of the fauve painters (Matisse, Gaugin, et al.). This is a bit … Continue reading

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March Remembrance

This is an 11×14 oil on panel.  The items in the still life are personal items that belong to Tom and I.  I made the origami peace dove from some paper given to me by my mom and the compass … Continue reading

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Riverlands

I painted at a favorite place last Sunday with MOPAPA – the Audubon Center at Riverlands Bird Sanctuary across the Mississippi from Alton, IL. While working to birdsong, we saw trumpeter swans, pelicans and numerous geese and ducks. The lyrical pattern … Continue reading

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Summer Memory

I can’t believe I’m already thinking about Summer in the past tense.  In the deep Winter I sometimes dream of these warm, saturated colors.  I love the changing Seasons though and am already looking forward to Fall and beyond.  I … Continue reading

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Welcome Spring

Happy Easter everyone!  I picked these daffodils the other night when there was a freeze warning and made this small study.  It’s 8″ x 8″ oil on panel.  The bright colors of Spring are a welcome sight after Winter’s subtle grays … Continue reading

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Painting in Winter

This is from Saturday.  Tom and I went to Clarksville, MO to watch and photograph eagles (Tom).  I decided to paint while he was working and set up near Lock and Dam 24.  I’m calling this one Big Bad Barge … Continue reading

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Somethings Old, Somethings New

Here is another attempt at a plein air still life (found out I don’t need the hyphen unless it’s used as an adjective). The dried baby’s breath and the little spotted vase have been in my house for a long … Continue reading

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