Friday, May 21, 2010

"Barn Owls in Sligo"

I saw this pair of owls perched in a wall at the bird sanctuary "Where Eagles Fly" in Co. Sligo, Ireland. Their colors and textures blended in so well with the surroundings that they seemed a natural subject for a painting.

"Wild Turkey"

A study in textures and painting negative space, this painting was entered in the Instructors' Show at Studio Art Classes in Mishawaka, IN. The turkey was seen strutting around at a nature preserve near Minneapolis, posing long enough for a few reference photos before disappearing into the woods.

"Drummoney Falls"

This painting depicts a stop beside Drummoney Falls on a sunny day tour of the area around Ederney, Co. Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. The painting was included in a St. Joe Valley Watercolor Society Exhibit at the Spencer Gallery in Mishawaka, IN.