Category Archives: Birds

Sparrows and Bees

Watercolor from my nature series is available on items at Society6.

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Spring, Please Hurry

If  you live in a part of the world that has long winters, like I do, the longer days and melting snow have you yearning to see tulips and daffodils.  This is a scene I imagined and painted in watercolor.  … Continue reading

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This is another watercolor done in the series of nature and wildflower subjects.

It is available as a design on Cafepress items here CLICK.Imagee

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Gift Ideas For The Nature Lover

This Rocky Mountain nature watercolor is a painting I initially created for a souvenir tee shirt manufacturer.  It’s a timeless design for people who love nature.  Now I offer it on numerous gift items online, like jewelry, mugs, shirts, tiles, … Continue reading

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Cotoneaster In November Snow

This cotoneaster with dark berries is the view out my window this morning.  A peak of the Bridger mountains can be seen in the distance.  The birds need those berries in this cold weather.

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Western Tanager Watercolor

Here is the finished watercolor from the work in progress posted yesterday.   The native wildflowers included in the composition are Indian Paintbrush, Columbine, Shooting Star, and Lupine.  The western tanager bird was the last to be painted.  Now it just … Continue reading

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Wildflowers and Tetons Watercolor

This is a watercolor on my drawing table right now, almost finished.  I have only to paint the Western Tanager bird that is pencilled in on the bottom right.   You may recognize this as another version of a view of … Continue reading

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Thistles – weeds or habitat?

Thistles can be invasive weeds that destroy natural habitat and they can be supportive plants in their native locations that feed birds, butterflies, moths and bees. This is a watercolor from my nature series (see previous posts for more).  I … Continue reading

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More fun watching Western tanagers

The day has been cold, rainy and windy, but these four male Western tanagers have persisted at the bird feeders.  There are also several female tanagers, some chickadees and sparrows, as well as a grackle and a flicker at the … Continue reading

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Western tanagers, nature watercolor illustrations

The Western tanager migration through Montana in the spring is one of my favorite experiences in bird watching every year. As part of my watercolor nature series, this painting illustrates the Grand Teton mountains, a male Western tanager, a moose, … Continue reading

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More inspiration from nature

Nature has such beautiful colors.  This pair at my bird feeder, with the shades of green behind them, made an inspiring picture outside my studio window.

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My Fantasy Garden

I’m planning a completely different garden for this summer, as last year a destructive pattern of tennis ball sized hail coming from the west destroyed most of what I planted.  This year, I have seedlings growing inside and new beds … Continue reading

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Easter Snow

Easter Snow is the title of a beautiful traditional Irish air.  It is also an event that we experience here in my hometown in Montana around Easter every year.  We have typically deep, wet snow in the spring, and to … Continue reading

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Nature Stripe Watercolor, Large View

Here is a close-up view of the watercolor illustration on my Nature Cap.

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Nature Cap for Gardening

Many of my clients over the years have been manufacturers of souvenir gifts and apparel for National Parks, destination resorts and tourist locations. If you have bought a coffee mug or souvenir shirt at a National Park, ski area or … Continue reading

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April Snow and Robins

Last month I posted a photo of March snow, much like the April snow I awoke to today. The robins were plentiful in the yard, looking for dried cherries and seed on the ground below the feeders.  This robin is … Continue reading

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Watercolor nature series

This large watercolor painting was one of three that I licensed to a manufacturer.  Unfortunately, they lost the original paintings after they scanned them, so they were not returned to me.  Such events are the bane of an artist’s profession.

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Nature illustrations

This painting is part of a nature series I created for imprinting on souvenir sportswear.  The illustrations were sold nationally in hotel and resort boutique gift shops. I love watching the birds at the feeders outside my studio window.  The … Continue reading

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The Downy Woodpecker Is Back

Today the downy woodpecker gave me a better view of himself.  I’m inside at my laptop, shooting at a distance through a window, so the quality is a bit blurry.  This time I could see his pretty red feathered head … Continue reading

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Small downy woodpecker out my window

    The suet block and seed feeder have been visited often by brazen large Flickers, flocks of house finches and chickadees, crows, magpies and starlings, and finally today a shy Downy Woodpecker. All the other birds were gone, and … Continue reading

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