Thursday, June 2, 2011

A Show and two new paintings

First the great news: All of my Wildlife artwork will be on display at a Solo Show in the Wellsville Creative Arts Center in Wellsville, NY!
My show runs for the entire month of June, 2011. If you are local, please stop by and have a peek! I have over 20 framed originals in the show.
Because this is my first show and I am so excited: If you are able to stop in the Wellsville Community Arts Center in June while my show is up and can snap a photo of yourself there (cellphone photos are okay!) and send it to me, I'd be happy to offer an exclusive 10% off on anything in my shop in the first week of July!

Here are two new small paintings I completed just before the show.
The first is a Townsend's Warbler. I had a close and charming encounter with this little fellow when I visited the West Coast in January. He was often nearby and at one point perched on and around my feet as I was photographing some waterfowl. I knew I had to paint his portrait!

"Townsend's Warber", 5" x 7" Acrylic on Hardboard

This next painting is me poking fun at myself. I paint many super serious realistic ducks for duck stamp competitions. They are pretty serious events and can carry a lot of weight in the Wildlife art world. That said, I never take myself too seriously, and here is my own self-satire!

"A Different Perspective" (Mallards), 5" x 7" Acrylic on Hardboard