Wednesday, January 30, 2013

A muddy walk

A lot of rain and snow recently. My walk in the woods the other day was very muddy - fun but exhausting. Lots of birds out and animal prints in the mud. Below, a raccoon track.

Maine boathouse landscape

A new watercolor and ink illustration. This one is of a little boathouse on Vinalhaven island off the coast of Maine. We took the ferry out to the island very early, and hit some dense patches of fog, which was very pretty. Large tidal areas and little spits of land full of pines. Lots of lobster fishing here, a good percentage of the island's population are lobstermen.

It's fun drawing complex subjects in this style. Landscapes are an interesting challenge. This one is 11x14", on the larger side for me.

Prints in the shop: Boathouse illustration

Below: Detail of the boathouse and the unique weather vane.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Barn Owl Art

I'm starting to get back into the swing of things after a bit of a break after the busy Holiday season. Lots to paint and draw. For now here is a new owl illustration. A Barn Owl portrait for my 100 owls project.

For prints check out my 100 owls shop.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Winter walk and birds

Managed to get out on a little walk before the rain. A grey, but balmy morning. Lots of birds out. Below, a Junco in a White Pine.  

Also saw this little mohawked duck diving for fish, a female Hooded Merganser.