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Black Rooster

4 x 4 inches, Oil on Board $ 25.Buy now with Paypal
Drying on my small painting easel is another Rooster.  I'm thinking of doing a Rooster series.  These birds are the bad boys of the farm and they can be very inspiring to paint.  There is a lot of artist licence to fall back on with this subject.  Painting a Rooster series could offer me a chance to have quite a bit of fun with color.  
On another note, today is a very sad day, but yesterday was worse, because I received a phone call early in the morning that my Nephew died in his sleep.  He was only 35.  I was in complete shock and unable to do much with the day.  Today, I still carry a heavy heart, but I'm able to cope better.
God Bless my Brother and our family as we process our loss.   God Bless Christians this Easter weekend.- B

Spring Grass Nibbler

6 x 6 inches, Oil on BoardClick to Bid
This little lady had her picture taken by me yesterday.  I went on a field trip hoping to see some brand new lambs but I guess I'm too early.  I don't know who wants their birth more...me or the great with lamb ewe.
About 30 miles away from my home is a lamb farm of 100 ewes or more.  Every one of them were inside the barn.  So pretty soon.

Thoughts of Spring

6 x 6 inches, Oil on Board  $ 40.  Click to Buy Now This piece is inspired by the Daily Paintworks weekly challenge.  A photo was included to use as a reference of a beautiful field of either Lavender or Purple Larkspur.  Not sure, but purple is probably my most favorite color for flowers.  I especially love purple Iris.  Here in NY, it's not snowing, but Spring is slow to arrive.  Nice to make a painting of the elusive Spring.

White Rooster Struts

5 x 5 inches, Oil on BoardSOLD
I've received some wonderful comments on yesterday's white rooster, so I decided to do another pose for today's painting.  I enjoyed breaking up the whites and graying down the greens and reds. Plus this guy has moxie!

White Rooster

5 x 5 inches, Oil on BoardSOLD
March is a hard month because one is pretty sick of winter by the time March rolls around.  March of 2013 came in like a Lion and is going to go out the same...snow and cold.  So I'm feeling cabin fever and was wondering what to paint.  Decided a rooster would be good and because there is so much white in my world right now, so is this rooster and his world.

Does my Rear Look Too Big?

5 x 5 inches, Oil on Board Catchy title, but I couldn't resist.  It's the pose. SOLD

Monochromatic Study

5 x 5 inches, Oil on Board I can't think of a better way for an artist to start their week than to paint a value study.  Painting with a monochromatic palette accomplishes just that.

Parrish Road Barns

6 x 6 inches, Oil on BoardClick to Bid A painting from one of my recent road trips to photograph inspirations.  I was challenged by the steep wooded hill behind the buildings.  Trying to capture more cast shadows in my paintings.

Rocky High

6 x 6 inches, Oil on BoardClick to Bid This is a correction to a painting I did a couple of months ago.  I decided almost everything about that painting needed work.  So I broke out the palette knife and squeezed out fresh colors and went to work.  I'm very happy with this result as I feel the boulders and rocks are more convincing and interesting.
Sometimes, you have to ruminate on a painting, let time and the benefit of learning from the school of daily painting help you come up with the answers.  I have a few older pieces that may see makeovers in the near future.  Below is the original attempt.

Spring Big Bottom Bee

Click to Bid  4 x 4 inches, Oil on Board, Hand painted Boarder It's been a while since I've painted a big-bottomed bee.  I got inspired to paint one today.  I decided to make this one a little more realistic but yet whimsical.  So here she is.  And yes, she's having a bad hair day.

Strong Road Ewes

Bid on Auction 6 x 6 inches, Oil on Board
I went on a field trip to find the sheep grazing as it was a sunny day.  So my first stop was a small farm not far from where I live.  What I found was ewes snuggled inside their small shelter.  I'm thinking they're due to lamb and get a new hair do.  In that order.

Honeoye Falls Loner

6 x 6 inches, Oil on Board - Collection of the artist Two days ago I went for a road trip to get some pictures for future paintings.  This painting is the result of that trip.  This is a long haired steer who was lounging on top of hay.  Maybe warming up dinner.

The Alarmist

3.5 x 2.5 inches, Watercolor Cardinal Another inspiration at my bird feeding station this morning.  This little fellow was yelling at a rogue squirrel.  This cardinal needs the bad boy crows to enforce the orders he's throwin' down...last I looked the squirrel was holding his stomach laughing.
On another note, I had to run some errands today and I hate to drive during winter. So I decided to bring along my camera and get some sources for future paintings.

Cardinal Conclave

ACEO, 2.5 x 3.5 inches Watercolor, $ 18.Buy with Paypal As of this posting the Roman Catholic Cardinals are still in conclave to discover the next pope.  I'm not Roman Catholic but I do have a wonderment about the this process because it's so entwined in mystery.  
This little watercolor Cardinal was at my bird feeder where he grabbed a sunflower seed and quickly flew to a tree limb to perch and enjoy.  After which he waits his turn to return.