Sunday, November 22, 2015

Finch Painting

This may be a first. To my recollection I have never painted a finch. This beautiful male was a visitor in our backyard. They love grape jelly. We had been putting jelly out for the orioles and found out theses finchs love it just  as much. So here is the beginning of a new adventure. This is an oil on canvas...not yet done.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Second Place and Honorable Mention Wildlife in Art 2015

Two of my paintings were accepted into the Wildlife in Art 2015 Exhibition in La Mesa.
Sumatran Brothers received 2nd Place and Smell 'N the Air got an honorable mention.

Sumatran Brothers

                                                    A Smell 'N the Air

This Kestrel was at the event. They are small falcons/raptors . Kestrels can hover in still air, even indoors in barns. Because they face towards any slight wind[1] when hovering, the common kestrel is called a "windhover" in some areas.