Saturday, April 27, 2013

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Red-bellied Woodpecker 10x8 oil on canvas

One of the benefits of having bird feeders in your yard is its allows you to get close up views of birds you normally wouldn't be able to get that close too in nature. Over time you learn behavior traits identification markings and its fun watching their antics as they jostle for food.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

  On Charge 10x10 oil

The last things I do before going to bed at night is get the coffee ready for the morning and put my phone on charge on the end table in the living room. I couldn't help noticing the subtle light thrown off by the phone and how it illuminates objects close by.
It reminds me of how a landscape is transformed by the moon at night.
The hardest part was deciding what to leave out because I saw a lot more than what is here.
I like the subtle light on the wall and how part of the lamp is illuminated.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Winter's End

Winter"s End  11x14 oil

This was painted from photos taken on an afternoon walk in Tyler State Park.
It had snowed earlier that day and most of it had melted by the afternoon except for the snow that was left in shaded areas not reached by the sun.