Saturday, April 19, 2014

I Heard the Owl Call My Name ~ Bird Painting

I Heard The Owl Call My Name ~ 
4" x 4" oil on stretched canvas...ready to hang!

The newest in my daily songbird series...I'm so delighted by the return of bird song, that I can't resist painting these cuties. 
For sale on DailyPaintworks
CLICK HERE to Bid...

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Glendalough Gold ~ dreaming of Ireland

Glendalough Gold ~ 5" x 7" oil on panel

My daily offering for you today...trying to brush up on my landscape skills...I call this a faux plein aire...I didn't paint it from life, since, alas, I am not in Ireland at the  moment. But I have been there, and stood there and looked at this scene. It is one of my favourite places on earth, and as I painted I tried to remember the smells and the breeze and imagine my self back there, to try to recreate the experience.  And I have to admit, my own photography skills aren't the greatest, so I used Steve Evans (babasteve) photograph, with permission. I'm going to go through my own picture collection soon, and hopefully share with you more of my adventures.

The auction for this goes live tomorrow (April 18th)  at 10 am

Start price  $35.00

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

I Heard it From a Little Bird

I Heard it From a Little Bird ~ 
4" x 4" oil on 3/4" profile stretched canvas

Tis the season for little birds...Spring has sprung!!

Up for bid at DailyPaintworks... price starting at $30
Link becomes active at 7am PST, April 17th...

Sunday, April 6, 2014

The Rogue ~ red fox watercolor painting

The Rogue ~ 
5" x 7" watercolor on smooth, 90 lb mixed media paper

For Sale on Daily Paintworks ~ BID HERE :

bids starting at $30.00

Right now, my 10 year old son has an obsession with red foxes...he's done reports on them, studies them online, reads books about them from the library...needless to say, there is a lot of fox reference around lately, and his enthusiasm is wearing off! Hence, "The Rogue"...I remember growing up on the farm with chickens, foxes were a constant threat. But my dad would never try to shoot them. He just put chicken wire on top of the pen, and framed right down into the ground so they couldn't get in.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

"The Visionary"~Contemporary Owl Painting

The Visionary ~ 5" x 7" oil on hardboard

I have always been fascinated with owls. They have this otherworldly silence, this innate wisdom in their being, that is palpable when you see them. 
Native Americans associated the owl with wisdom, foresight and keepers of ancient knowledge with powers of prophecy. In other cultures, they are said to be guardians of the underworld and keepers of the dead. However you choose to see them, they are beautiful and mystical and a wonderful painting subject.
I've been experimenting a lot with colour, texture, and different mediums in my paintings recently, and here is my newest playful piece. Up for bid on DailyPaintworks starting March 27, 7:00 am Pacific Time...

Sunday, March 16, 2014

"Starfish Blue" ~ 4" x 6" watercolour, pen and ink

A companion piece to "Treasure from the Sea"... a colourful starfish, caressed by the gentle surf, brilliant colours gleaming.
Up for bid on DailyPaintworks, link becomes active Monday, March 17th, 7 am Pacific tiime

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Treasure from the Sea, sand dollar painting

Treasure from the Sea ~ 4" x 6" watercolor, pen and ink

Starting Bid $30.00  BID HERE
at Daily will become active on March 9, 7am Pacific time

The Pacific Ocean is of great concern right now, in the aftermath of Fukishima, will these beautiful creatures be nothing but myth in the future? I hope to preserve their beauty for future generations who may never get to see them.