Two short videos from this morning and evening. I also did some solid painting but it doesn’t compare.
This painting is more than a few years old. Sometimes it is good to look back.
8” diameter acrylic
That’s right, a group of owls is called a parliament. I had to look it up, such a distinguished and appropriate title. Now they are generally solitary birds so this is pretty worthless trivia, still must remember!
I bought some 8″ round wooden boards to paint on. These have a back cradled frame and are really nice. Thought it would be fun to do some portraits!
I am also using some art supplies given to me by Jerry’s Artarama. They sent me a lot of fun materials to play with.
Just to break up the landscapes I painted this rainbow trout. It was a fun change of pace, a lot of paint manipulation and experimenting. The painting difficult to capture with a photograph so I am including a closeup that is more inline with the feel of the painting.
This is a 14”x11” acrylic painting. There is an intriguing quality to the slick silvery body of a trout, it makes for a compelling subject. They are one of the creatures that live in that big body of water I have become fairly obsessed with so it is nice to pay tribute to the mighty rainbow trout.
A beautiful area with open meadows sprinkled with sagebrush. Forests of ponderosa pine, tamarack and fir trees. Stunning snow capped peaks and a lovely lake to top it off!
I rarely see bluebirds, they are beautiful elusive birds that love my kind of country. Today I saw dozens of bluebirds, an otter, eagles and hundreds of ground squirrels.
This 16″x16″ acrylic painting was inspired by the valley south of Flathead Lake in Montana. Ninepipe National wildlife refuge is a large bird sanctuary in that great big valley.
I drove to Montana to see the National Bison Range. I had not been there since I was in my early 20’s. Unfortunately a lot of the park was closed but it was still worth the short road trip. Amazing country alive with wildlife! I took a lot of reference photos and will definitely go back in the spring to see the baby Bison!