Fawn and forest friends

My mom and I watched Bambi together when I was a child and she has always loved this story, so I have painted a little scene recreating portraits of the fawn, rabbit, and skunk in my realistic style. This painting is not finished yet and has gone through many stages. I will be putting in final details, adjusting the composition a little (I found a couple of tangents to correct), and warming the foreground to bring it forward in space. Here are images showing the development of the painting from a very rough idea towards the almost finished piece. In another week or so I will post the final piece.

The image below shows a very rough start. I was just laying out the characters.ptgbambiprogress

The forest setting is being developed and finer details are added to the animals.prog3

I reworked the rabbit and continued laying out the forest.37336492_10216638926713567_8594525164715114496_n

In the next images you will see the details of the setting start to emerge.

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In the next image, I have reworked the skunk to make him a little larger.


Check back in a couple of weeks to see the final painting. When finished, I will make prints available. I hope that you have enjoyed seeing the progression of this painting.




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Chipping Sparrow, Bumble Bee, Butterfly, shells, and floral still life

This is my latest acrylic painting. I really enjoy the paintings of the dutch golden age and felt inspired to create my own floral still life painting. Ofcourse, I had to incorporate a bird because of my love for them. I captured an image of this little chipping sparrow in my back garden and incorporated him into this still life.


After finishing the still life with the chipping sparrow, I decided to work on a larger painting (3ft x 3ft) of a fawn, skunk, and rabbit. This painting is just beginning, and I will post images when it is complete.


Blue tufted titmouse and bee with floral still life

I am fairly happy with how this colored pencil drawing turned out, and plan on more art inspired by the Dutch golden age. I loved working in colored pencil, but may explore this them in paint too. I think that the medium of colored pencil is becoming more recognized in the fine art world. I used prisma color premier soft core pencils on canson mixed media 98 lb. paper.



Young eastern screech owls on a starry night


These two amorous young screech owls are original paintings by me – hand painted with acrylic paint.

Eastern screech owls come in three colors gray, brown, or a reddish/orange rust color that is mottled with darker gray. The reddish/orange rust colored screech owl is called a red morph. The brown morph has a lot of grays with browns. The grey morph has overall tones of grey. Pictured here are the brown morph and the red morph. The eastern screech owls will inter-mate between morphs, so they are indiscriminate of color when choosing a mate. The male will do a dance for the female, and if she likes it, she will move closer to him and eventually they will touch beaks. Eastern screech owls mate for life (The Owl Pages). https://www.owlpages.com/owls/species.php?s=850