Quarry No.1

32 x 36
Oil on Canvas
Reproductions Available

I am very interested in quarries. The gradations of color in the rocks mostly catches my eye and, of course, the perspective is fun to try to recreate in my color-block style.

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Is that Dinner?

14 x 24
Oil on Canvas
Reproductions Available

I was watching this fella who was perched on a dead-fall of our old maple tree but he was not watching me. Rather he was watching a dinner prospect in our neighbor’s yard. I was very happy he was looking in that direction and not in my yard where my toy poodle was wandering the property. You can never be too careful with a small pet, especially in the Spring when the recently-returned osprey and other large birds might attempt a pet-snatch. Yes this guy is a predator but he’s also a very beautiful creature, especially his bright red shoulders!

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Osprey No.1

 

11 x 8
Gouache on Watercolor Paper
Original: $200
Reproductions Available

The male ospreys arrive on St. Patty’s Day, a month or so before the females, with the sole purpose of creating a nest for their offspring. Some of them are very diligent in this regard. Others, however, fool around fishing and cavorting until their mate arrives and there is a whole lot of unpleasantness brought on by lackadaisical nest-making! It is quite fun to watch these large birds and their babies all summer and we miss them when they migrate – males to one winter location, females to another.

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Cormorant

 

24 x 24
Oil on Canvas
Original: $600
Reproductions Available

A familiar bird in my location on the Chesapeake Bay is the cormorant. They have a distinctive angle to their bodies as they perch on anything that doesn’t get up and move away.

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Great Blue Heron No.2

16 x 20
Oil on Canvas
Original: $575
Reproductions Available 

Loving herons as I do, I simply had to paint another one. This one is of a more mature great blue than Great Blue Heron No.1, as evidenced by the full chest ruff of long blue feathers.

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Parrot

20 x 16
Oil on Canvas
Original: $480
Reproductions Available 

This parrot painting is for my best childhood friend, Mary “Putty” Putnam. She loves parrots; has a house full of parrot-inspired home accessories. Here’s another parrot to add to her collection.

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Mallard Hen

20 x 15
Oil on Canvas
Original $400
Reproductions Available 

The hen was swimming by and making such interesting whirlpools in the water that I simply had to try to get it on canvas.

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Orchid No.3

12 x 9
Oil on Canvas
Original: $140
Reproductions Available

This orchid has only bloomed twice since I bought it. Orchids are really sensitive plants. I’m curious why this plant is not blooming as frequently as the multitude of others I have throughout my home.

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Kayaks

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

10 x 8
Oil on Canvas

I painted this small oil of a rack of kayaks for my third son who lives in San Diego, CA. He loves all thinks water-related!

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egret1

18 x 35
Oil on Canvas
Reproductions Available 

We only see a few great white egrets in Deale but have seen quite a few when we travel south to Florida. They resemble the snowy white egrets that nest near our home now. They are beautiful birds. I hope my painting does them justice.

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