Thursday, July 25, 2013

52 - Rufous Hummmmmm

Rufous Hum__8x6 oil on canvas panel__$250 framed, shipped
#52 in the Birdseed Project
Yesterday's Bear lives in the same Colorado canyon as this little hummingbird.
Our family place on the Conejos River is a secluded place with beauty and LIFE everywhere!
This time of year, the wildlife are just beginning to pack on the calories, getting themselves ready to hibernate or migrate! This Rufous Hummingbird laid claim to one of the feeders and attempted to have it to himself. He burned more energy than he ate!
I have this one and a dozen other works on sale at the Annual Fire House Fund Raiser this weekend (July 27-28)...I hope you can go see it and support the fire prevention efforts all over the Rockies.
NEXT YEAR I will teach and lead a few painters all over this area, capturing some of the diverse beauty of Southern Colorado. I have prepared a little pdf flyer with LOTS of location pictures. Let me know if you are interested!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Canyon Bear

Canyon Bear
6x8 oil
Available at the Firehouse Sale on the Conejos this weekend
Framed $250
I just returned from a few weeks in the mountains...ahhhhh....a nice break from our Texas heat (which seemed to go away... while we were gone there was eight inches of rain in Austin!)
Our Colorado place has bear visitors from time to time..BOY could I share some stories! This one visited last fall and several friends shared photos so I could paint !
On July 27-28 a few of the artists here have a small art event to benefit our volunteer fire you know, fire fighting is SERIOUS BUSINESS in the dry Rocky Mountains.
Please let me know if you would like to help the Conejos Canyon Rocky Mountain Estates Fire Department by purchasing this Bear...tomorrow I will post another one for the show...
a hummingbird!
WANT TO PAINT HERE??? NEXT AUGUST 7-11, 2014 I will lead a painting workshop at this great location in Southern Colorado. click  V....Colorado Workshop - August 2014  for brochure and info.
Below is the Firehouse, and across the river is our place under the mountain. (you can see it above the rear view mirror :)

Friday, July 05, 2013

51 - Dancer

"Dancer"___8x6 oil on linen panel___$190
#51 in the Birdseed Project
My newest little bird painting is a bird that spends wintertime in Texas. Rockport, TX is home to the great flocks of Sandhill cranes that travel America's central flyway.
Rockport is also where I am for the weekend Art Festival. This is truly a terrific event. A gathering of some of the most CREATIVE art things you'll ever see! I am humble to bring "boring" paintings amidst such FUN and well crafted works. Artists here create things you'll never see anywhere else.
Please come say hello if you are nearby!

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Mission Sketch and Cheery Birds

Mission San Jose Sketch
A few weeks ago I spent some time in San Antonio....mostly photographing, but I managed a QUICKIE sketch with a water soluble graphite stick (above)...Click image to see this one's better bigger :)
Below are a couple of BIRD WORKS, by my first "guest artists" for the birdseed project!
Please let me know if you are interested in purchasing either of these! You will recognize the famous artist's name - Robin Cheers....the other artist is her mother! That explains Where R.... got her talent!!!
Please contact me if you would like to purchase one of these for the benefit of the

Robin by Robin___By Robin Cheers__6 x 6 oil___available for the Birdseed Project

 "Sparrow" by O....Cheers__6x6___available for the Birdseed Project