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What did I Hear?

"What Did I Hear?" 4 x 4 inches, Oil on BoardPurchase on etsy This little ewe is pretty sure she heard the farmer say we are going to have a long hot summer.  She and I are in shock and awe!

Up to my Knees

"Up to my Knees" 4 x 4 inches, Oil on Board - Sold

This sweet little lamb wants to know if the grass is really tall or if he is really short.

Working the Lawn

"Working the Lawn" 5 x 5 inches, Oil on Board $ 60.Buy on etsy There is still snow on the ground, but with my artist licence I can paint fresh spring grass whenever I want to and include nature's lawn mower!

Working the Snow

"Working the Snow" 5 x 5 inches, Oil on Board -Sold
I'm glad that my phone has a camera! I happened to be coming home from an appointment when I spied  two pigs rooting with their noses in spite of the cold snow.  Of course I slammed on the breaks...scary event for the car behind me...pulled over and snapped some photos. Today's painting features one of the two, complete with snow on her nose.

Nuthatch for Spring

"Nuthatch Calls for Spring" 5 x 5 inches, Oil on Board - Sold

OK, update on the weather for the Finger Lakes area of NY.  Snow-COLD...not just cold!  I've been complaining about winter and just like any other time I complain about weather, nothing changes.  So I decided to paint a little bird today.  Lots of them still at my feeders.
I've been saving my dryer trap lint for them to soften the nests that are sure to be built.  I'll be putting that out in an netted bag in two weeks.  So Spring will get here...just not in the next two weeks or so.

Yellow Barn, Red Flowers

Yellow Barn, Red Flowers, 6 x 6 inches, Oil on Board$ 70. Buy on etsy The rules of perspective and I have a tough life together.  In general, perspective does not give away any compliments, tips or tricks.  He's just there, all artists know he's there.
For me,  perspective is a hard one to get to know.  In a way, he's a stuck up, high maintenance kind of fellow.  I've had to give eons of time and the same in practice before I got anything back. 
Well, I'm pretty happy with my efforts here.  

Door to Sugar Shack

"Door to Sugar Shack" 4 x 4 inches, Oil on Board - Sold Doors is the theme for the March, 2014 Nibblefest Art Contest, which starts on the 20th of each month.  This is fun for collector and artist.  All paintings start at just .99 cents!  Of course, I'm hoping that this will sell for a lot more than that, but with an auction, you never know.  
Auction is on ebay and runs for 7 days.

Sugar Shack l

"Sugar Shack l" 4 x 4 inches, Oil on Board Sold, Thank you I'm waiting for pure Maple syrup.  March is the month that the trees are tapped and when sugar houses or shacks are in full operation here in upstate NY.  Then comes Maple Syrup weekend.  So In anticipation, I'm planning on painting a couple or more real sugar shacks.

Vintage Barns Series, ll

Vintage Barn Series ll, 5 x 5 inches, Oil on BoardBuy on etsy Painting Barns is how I cut my teeth with plein aire painting back in 2006.  I'm naturally attracted to them because of wonderful childhood memories helping out on a relative's dairy farm.  I'm especially concerned with neglected and or abandoned barns.

Punxsutawney Phil, lll

Punxsutawney Phil lll, 6 x 6 inches, Oil on Board- Sold I was very recently approached by a charming women who grew up in the general area of Punxsutawney, PA.  She fell in love with "My Punxsutawney Phil" and wanted to buy it.  He is part of what is known as: Artist's Collection and therefore not for sale.  But I offered to paint her very own Punxsutawney Phil as a commission.  
Yesterday, being the nor'easter snow storm that it was, I couldn't help but think of the real Punxsutawney's 2014 prediction of 6 more weeks of winter.  So what better day to paint this fella?  His patron is pleased and so am I

Vintage Barns

"Vintage Barns" 5 x 5 inches, Oil on Board I tried to paint a pigmy goat today...tried and tried.  But today was palette knife day.  I don't know why.  If I had to guess, it had everything to do with viewing a wonderful collection of artwork yesterday.  The work of other artists does bring out the more creative side of me, and that means the palette knife gets a workout.

Artist Thumbsy

Artist Thumbsy, 4 x 4 inches, Oil on Board Sold - Thank you
I just thought, if I'm going to take out my artist license for the next few paintings, why not create an owl artist.  So here he is.  He's in the size up what your going to paint mode.

Thumbsy

Thumbsy the Owl, 4 x 4 inches, Oil on Panel Sold - Thank you I feel another fantasy series bubbling up in my artist soul. I think a batch of owls are slated to be created! Thumbsy is the first one and of course he's modeling the universal sign of approval.

Eyelashes

"Eyelashes" 5 x 5 inch Oil Painting of a Grazing Dairy Cow Sold - Thank you Anyone who has every looked at the eyes of a cow, know they are beautiful and yes, lots of eyelashes.  My goal with this painting, was to make it painterly, but then to add the unusual element of seeing eyelashes.  She's a one of a kind and she's waiting for a home at my etsy shop.