Saturday, March 7, 2015

Still working on the pastel version....



Below is the oil version....already I like the pastel better!

  

Coyotes...

I think you can see where I am going with this. The mushroom has 2 sections....on the front will be more than one coyote howling (only one is there right now) and on the small back section is the answering howl


Friday, March 6, 2015

Thinking "Spring"....2 Red-Winged Blackbirds...


The chickadee and the red squirrel....

Yesterday I was watching the action around my bird feeder and saw a red squirrel's tail sticking up out of the snow in a tunnel he had made in the deep snow below the bird feeder. Then, as I watched (with camera in hand) a chickadee landed on the snow above him and tilted its head apparently trying to figure out what that was. He hopped a little closer, tilting his head, then suddenly the squirrel popped back out of the hole and the chickadee jumped straight up in the air!
I decided to try to put it on canvas with oils, so that is the top painting. This morning I really wanted to do it in pastel and that is the bottom painting that I am still working on. I still have yet to master the oils....I get a much better feeling with my pastels. Hopefully I can finish it this afternoon....