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A Fowl Look

White Rooster on Handmade Paper

My fierce looking rooster was a bird from the farm we lived on in Rapid City. He wasn't ours, (nor were the peacocks, ducks, geese, Llama, horses, dog, cats or giganto goat.) But we got to enjoy them as ours, without all the feed and vet bills. (Sweet)

They had about 20 or 30 of these type of chickens with about 5 roosters. This white one here was a nasty bird who dug his spurs into everything else on the farm including the dogs and cats. Eventually he disappeared under questionable circumstances. (The actual owners of the bird weren't that fond of him, as he wouldn't hesitate to attack people as well.)

At any rate, I really liked this white rooster because he was terribly showy. (Hey . . . what can I say, Iím a visual person.)

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A Tail Too Long

Scarlet Macaw

This scarlet macaw painting is actually two separate paintings made up to make the whole. The title is sort of a tongue in cheek thing for me as that's exactly what the issue was. I ran out of paper. At the time this painting was created the method in which I worked meant I created the image as while painting. Meaning no sketch was done ahead of time. I would just begin with the eye (always the eye) and worked around from there. On this piece as I progressed down the page I soon realized I was out of paper and the tail portion was longer than I had anticipated. Thus the name "A Tail Too Long."

In the end I loved it more as a diptych and is was one of those happy accidents that added so much to the final artwork. Not to mention it also brought a visual interest in the framing.

The original painting of this scarlet macaw was done on Arches 140# hot press watercolor paper using watercolor pencils.

PLEASE NOTE: The watermark is for online viewing only and does NOT appear on the artwork.

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Big Red

Red Rooster

Big Red is a proud looking rooster. He is part of the "Down On The Farm Series" and is the first of a small series of rooster and chicken paintings.

At one time we kept chickens though that was many years ago. The predation became overwhelming and a never ending battle against the weasels, raccoon and coyotes. You'd think I'd hate them for always trying to get an easy snack but no. They are simply doing what they do. But I certainly miss watching the antics of chickens in my yard.

The original rooster painting was done using water soluble mixed media on suede board.

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Birds Of A Feather

Greater Flamingos

I really enjoyed creating this Flamingo Painting. I love flamingos anyway. They have that stately yet ridiculous quality to them. Plus as an artist the color is so rare in nature that it's a real treat for me.

I wanted to keep this painting elegantly simple. My goal was to have all of the focus to be on the flamingos. Line and movement and how the eye travels the painting, where the main factors in creating the composition and placement of birds.

To create this painting I did something new. I drew each bird on a separate piece of paper and cut them out and played with the arrangement. As an artists it is nice to mix up my technique and challenge myself from time to time.

My original thought for this flamingo painting was for it to be a diptych, or an image made up of two separate artworks. "Birds Of A Feather" And then the second piece of course being "Flock Together." So if you are a flamingo enthusiast keep an eye out for a similar piece to be created soon.

The original flamingo painting was done in watercolor pencil on suede board.

AND... I'm now on Zazzle so you can get some of your favorite art on various items that range anywhere from art tiles, to sketch diaries to coffee mugs and mouse pads. Birds Of A feather is now available on a coffee mug where the image wraps around the mug for a fun and whimsical way to start your day.*

PLEASE NOTE: This image is available in cards but only as a vignette. The right hand three flamingos only are featured featured on the card.

PLEASE NOTE: The watermark is for online viewing only and does NOT appear on the artwork.

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Blue Jewel

Hyacinth Macaw

Macaws are spectacular birds. I have often thought about having one for a pet but they are a life long commitment since they can live to be 65 years of age. Hyacinth macaws are the worlds largest parrots. Their beak is designed for cracking nuts but can snap broomsticks. They are lively, gregarious birds and are highly intelligent.

I've painted many of the varieties of macaws. I am attracted to their beautiful coloration. The Hyacinth macaw is a solid blue color except for the naked skin which is yellow.

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Fan Dancer

American Flamingo

Flamingos are wonderful subjects to paint. Their long graceful necks bow and twist and are just naturally artful. I enjoy creating intimate portraits. So, often I keep my composition simple to add strength of focus to the animal and its personality. I want to give the viewer the sense of seeing this type of animal for the first time.

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Hot N' Spicy

Scarlet Macaw

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In The Pink

Chilean Flamingos

I watched a large group of these flamingos for some time and was quite entertained by their movements. I am attracted to patterns in nature. The space behind the birds holds as much interest for me as the birds do themselves.

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Barn Owl In Profile

I love owls and barn owls in particular. This beauty of a barn owl is set in profile against a starry night sky. Soft feathers silhouette her face, ready to pick up on the slightest sound or movement.

On the farm one of my greatest joys is listening to the owls hoot at dusk. I have plenty of old outbuildings in which to shelter them as well as a creek nearby lined with trees. The beauty of nature is all around me and often inspires me.

The original barn owl artwork was created using water soluble mixed media on suede board.

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The Sweet Spot

Blue & Gold Macaw

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