Tuesday, June 14, 2011

"Owl Be Seeing You"

16x20 - oil on canvas (detail shown)

I've been retouching this painting that I previously posted. He looks ten times better to me. I still need to sign it. I'm going to send this to the 60th Central Adirondack Art Show in Old Forge, NY. My husband is from there and his mom still lives on 4th Lake. It's been a long tradition for our family to meet there every summer for a couple of weeks. I always visit the art center to view all the wonderful paintings. I thought I'd send one this year, as they are opening for the first time their brand new building. I thought it fitting to send one of my birds that I've been working on. He has a long journey, so I'll make sure I get a picture or two with me in front of him at the show.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011


9"x12" oil on canvas

This is a white-breasted nuthatch. I'm enjoying painting winged species these days. The texture of the bark was a fun challenge. I even attempted to make my initials look as though they're carved in the tree. I think a little highlight will make it pop more.