Thursday, November 21, 2019

Three Sparrows

Three sparrows
Oil on panel 9"X12"
$175 free shipping
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thanks for looking

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Monday, November 18, 2019

Conformists

Oil on canvas 11"X14"
Chicadees 
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$225 shipping included
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Sunday, November 17, 2019

Yell-Oh Finch

I did a series of birds. here are some yellow ones.
Oil on canvas 11"X14"


Saturday, November 16, 2019

Saturated Ranch Scene

This painting is saturated with colors.
You know what I'm talking about.
The Stinton Ranch looks out to the Alblemarle Sound.
Oil on canvas 12"X16"
$250 free shipping
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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Monday, November 11, 2019

Fish Pond Plan View

These are always fun and rewarding.
Oil on canvas 24"X24"
buy this perhaps and why not
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Sunday, November 10, 2019

A bit of Avalon (SOLD)

Oil on canvas 8"X16"
This painting is sold.

Cone Flowers (SOLD)

Oil on panel 6"X8"
Sometimes I do a little painting like this and  manage to sell it before I post it. Thank you, Lord for everything. 
Last spring on a warm morning my dog was barking insistently at something on the other side of the fence. I came closer and noticed a decent size water moccasin as still as a stone coiled with it's cottony white mouth agape with fangs showing. The snake stayed in that position as I managed to distract my dog and avert  what was sure to be death of something, either the snake or the dog, or both.

 As I was leaving my home in my pickup one day this summer I noticed that water moccasin in the road in front of me, offering itself as roadkill for my pleasure. Another car was coming up from behind me and I was sure that if I swerved to avoid killing it, the car behind me would certainly take that opportunity. I stopped in the middle of the street and got out of my car and gently urged the snake into the woods next to my house.
Perhaps a week ago,  I witnessed an event in nature that is work remarking. I am aware that every winter for years a particular blue heron comes to spend time along the water's edge near my house. Some mornings I find him perched on one leg on a piling in my back yard. I saw him last week across the canal. He stood next to the bulkhead with what appeared to be a catfish in his beak. I looked closer and saw it was not a fish, but what I am sure was the snake I had twice spared in recent months. The heron banged his beak and the snake coiled around it several times against the bulkhead and over the next 5 minutes the bird swallowed the snake whole.
I witnessed the wonder of life and death in that moment, and I am grateful for it.

this painting is sold.

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