Like a magpie, this Bucerias beach thief liked shiny objects... I’ve taken considerable artistic license here and givenhim funky colours and a copper leaf coin. Enjoy!
Spitz was based on another of Ron’s photos from the Reno air races in 2013. In case you don’t know your WWII aircraft, the snout is the most recognizable feature of the Spitfire, a one man fighter plane that came into its own during the Battle for Britain in 1940/41. Cheers!
This little finch sketch cheered me up considerably! I’m just back from a massage and, unfortunately I’m going to have to cut back a bit on painting time for a bit. Look for more watercolour sketches over the next few days while we see if the inflammation in my painting arm settles down. Cheers!
The great horned owl is a fierce looking flyer! He’s likely to win any staring contest he enters. We photographed this guy in Osoyoos, BC where he lives above a bar aptly named “Owl Pub”. It was a grey April day then but I’ve changed the weather - I can control it in paintings!!!!! Enjoy!
The beautiful Baltimore Oriole is one of my favourite birds at Last Mountain Regional Park. They're easy to spot with their bright orange body and contrasting black heads and wings. Some folks find them easy to attract to their feeders. I've never had any luck here in Lloydminster, although I've tried! Happy Valentine's Day!
Today I played around with watercolour for a while. I enjoy the clear, bright colours I can get in this medium. This flyer is pure imagination of course. Enjoy!
For this 12th day of my 30 day challenge I chose this cocky guy. This big dude lived at the Saskatoon Farm near Calgary when I shot photos of him several years ago. He was a big fella, the biggest of that bunch anyway. Enjoy!
This little yellow-bellied flycatcher was caught in a mist net and gently weighed and measured before being banded. This photo reference was taken just before its release. You can watch this entire process in person at Last mountain Regional Park. Enjoy!
Once again I’m painting a summer resident of Last Mountain Regional Park, home to a bird banding station. The scientists are very aware of what’s happening in the immediate area and pointed out this unfolding and rather noisy drama. This wee house wren fledge had just taken its first flight and was looking over its shoulder for momma. She was there madly tweeting her encouragement! Fun memory!
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