Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Dee 12x12 Acrylic on canvas

Apparently we weren't the only new family in our neighborhood. A chickadee family moved into our neighbor's bird house (first time in 5 years since they had it). I've always wanted to paint a chickadee, and I found a great photo in my files. I "went out on a limb" and went with a purple base colour and I think it works well.

Friday, 25 July 2014

Winston 36 x 18 Acrylic on canvas

I went with a different composition for this great horned fellow and I'm thrilled with the results. He has a real "presence" about him, and I love his big claws - plus he looks fantastic on my mantle,

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Murray 12 x 24 Acrylic on canvas

This guy was a gift for my dad for his birthday (he asked if I could paint a ruffled grouse). The hardest part of painting this bird was finding a good reference photo. It's always interesting looking for photos for animals that are frequently hunted if you can imagine. I'm pretty happy with how he turned out and my dad liked him too,

Monday, 21 July 2014

Layla 16 x 20

I had the pleasure of attending my cousin's wedding this past weekend. My daughter was the "Flower Girl" with the added responsibility of escorting the bride and groom's dog down the aisle. It was a beautiful wedding and we had a fabulous time. Here is the painting of their cute little Layla that I did for their wedding gift.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Twerk 9x12 Acrylic on canvas

My typical small paintings always seem to be on a square canvas - I discovered this one in the move and thought it would be fun to experiment on.  I love the bushiness of his eyebrows and his big personality.  I may have to order more of this size for Christmas,

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Simon B. Owl, Ken B. Owl, and Peter B. Owl

I have been super busy with some great commission lately (ok - maybe lots of garden time too).  I can't resist spending time outside with the amazing weather we are having, plus its tricky to paint in the heat.  My paints seem to dry super quick, yet my layer of glazes seem to be taking much longer than usual.  And don't me started about the spiders in my new studio (aka our garage).  Here are the long over due owls that were selected to be displayed together in a series.  Each one seems to have their own unique personality and my client was thrilled.  

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Deidre B. Owl Acrylic on Canvas 12x12

I was recently commissioned to paint a series of three, 12x12 owls to be displayed together in a series. I actually painted four (so they could have a choice) - here is a sneak peek at the one that is still available. I went with darker eyes than normal, and I love the personality that shines through,