Category Archives: portrait

Pigs Love Christmas Too

Pigs Love Christmas Too!The reason that this little oinker is so on board with the Christmas thing (to the point of helping out with the decorating!)  is, of course, that she knows she’s unlikely to be on the menu.  Her least favourite holiday is probably Easter, which we won’t mention right now, OK.  Let her enjoy her Christmas.

Possum Playing Possum

Possum Playing PossumThis cat is truly a character, so it’s quite a good thing that she sleeps as much as she does….we’d need a butler to fulfill all the whims!  But thankfully I get a break while she snoozes.  This is her on her favourite blanket on the back of the couch.  When it’s really quiet, I can hear her snore!

Redtail Country

I shot photos of this (I think) immature Redtailed Hawk on my trip down the Cowboy Trail last week.
Probably the most common hawk in North America and one of our biggest birds, he is truly a beauty.  This pale phase is typical of a youngster; he has at least 2 other colour phases including the famous dark-to-sandy phase with the namesake barred and fan shaped red tail. Identifying them can be tricky.  
It’s always a thrill to see them, but I thought he looked particularly spectacular in this landscape. 

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Olive and the Moon

All this symbolism lately and here I am painting full moons with eagles and rising suns with trees.  DUH! What about an owl and a SUPER moon?!  No brainer, right?!   To affirm all of that, I just arrived home after a drive home from the hills under…..you guessed it…2012’s fabulous “Super Moon”.

11 X 10″ on Khadi Paper 

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Rainy Day Lark

 Here’s another hen scratch from a trip to see the horses last week.  It was blustery, cool and trying to rain.  This guy was huddled on a fence post surveying his territory, but darned if he could warble out a tune.  The best he could do was the cute little “twerrrrp” they sometimes do.  I, again, did the little sketch in the field, then came home and applied the paint. 

6X6″ on 90 lb paper

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Value Study

It was day 2 of our watercolour workshop and today I had people thinking about ” value”.  To understand the range from darkest to lightest value,  I found a black & white photo of this beautiful young man on the internet and did a demonstration portrait of him in colour. This is it.
 It was a  fun workshop with a room full of brilliant students who taught me more than I taught them! 

14 X 10 ” on 200lb paper

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Laura’s Latest Wildie

When I was “home” for Easter I was introduced to this young fella.  One of my almost-nieces, Laura, has a way with young horses and this is her latest protege.  It was a blustery cool day and he didn’t quite know how to behave; he went from snorty to friendly, cheeky to inquisitive to bashful in the flick of an eye.   Mostly though I’d say he looks pretty broncy.

I’ll be really interested to see where he’s at by the end of the summer.

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The Varmint

It’s time you had the full benefit of the stare that I get on a regular basis around here.  Possum sends her best wishes & so do I.

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Progressing

Well, the horses are all done…barring adjustments.  I left the sky and background till last because this painting feels like a portrait to me, even though there are 6 subjects rather than one. The background will hopefully enhance and not compete with the horses.   I’m a bit apprehensive and hope that by tomorrow night I won’t have screwed it up.

Keep your fingers crossed!