We started seeing these Falcons just about four years ago. The male Kestrals just happen to have two of my favorite colors. I have painted them several times and I just finished this mixed media on arches watercolor paper.
We name all the regular birdy visitors out here…….One of our favorites is Red Fred. A Red-Tailed Hawk. He was so sweet to pose for me today…… He just knows that he is cool…
Our niece, Anna asked me to do a painting of a Barn Owl for her room in her new house. I became inspired to grant her wish when I read Wesley The Owl by Stacey O”Brien. This is a book that I will always own and cherish. I gave my first copy to Annie andContinue reading “Lean On Me”
I saw a Cedar Waxwing yesterday……. They do not nest in Texas, so he was just spending the winter here where he could get hit by a truck…..poor pretty bird! Shoulda gone to Grandmother’s where you could get hassled by a feral cat! Click here to read and listen to the sounds of this prettyContinue reading “Cornell Lab of Ornithology”
For the last several years, I have visited the same friends in the Texas Hill Country and I still need directions. Even so, I will inevitably make a wrong turn at the last fork in the road. My favorite friend to visit is a four year old Vulture named Buffy who was orphaned and hadContinue reading “Fly Away Home”
My niece Ava loves owls. Her room has owl stencils on the walls, an owl bed spread and pillows. I am working on this sketch for her as a surprise……
This painting is exactly what I remember from our owl sighting about two years ago. I was riding Sarita and Tom was on Francie. It was not quite dark, but two Barred owls were perched together right on the fence-line to our neighbor’s property. The only other time we saw two owls together was rightContinue reading “Owl City”
We love it when we spot an owl. Seeing two was a special treat late one afternoon, trail riding in a wooded area of the ranch. We always carry our cameras with us on our saddles, but these two were long gone before we had a chance to capture them. This is a big painting Continue reading “It was A Dark and Creepy Night….”
I never fully understood what the true meaning of this sentence in Spanish was until I was separated from my family for too long of a period to be able to cope with it. We lost our precious brother, Russell and are grieving still….but we are all under the same moon and that gives meContinue reading “Debajo de Mismo Luna”
Painted Bunting finally finished!!!!!!