Shadowness - BlueSolitaire http://shadowness.com I love/appreciate beautiful artworks and photography. Deep thinking, music, quiet time, taking nature photography, writing (have written a book), sing... en Acrylic Sunset http://shadowness.com/BlueSolitaire/acrylic-sunset-2 <a href="http://shadowness.com/BlueSolitaire/acrylic-sunset-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/465064/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Title says it all. I should upload the photo of the actual sunset that inspired this painting. (needs resizing as it's over 3 MB. Pity) VERY loosely based on that photo. The sky is "watercolor" painting style, using acrylics. Time: about 1/2 hour. Being as acrylics dry so fast...Not the best but I like how it turned out. I have a canvas with the beginnings of another version of this but the paint would not stay on the canvas. Bad canvas primer or just inferior paints? This is a new problem...I got the canvases at Job Lots, real cheap. I suppose that answers that. :-( Tue, 02 Dec 2014 12:43:57 -0500 Female Common Yellowthroat http://shadowness.com/BlueSolitaire/female-common-yellowthroat <a href="http://shadowness.com/BlueSolitaire/female-common-yellowthroat"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/459665/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />These guys pose nice. The males are more "busy" than that females though. Prints of this available on DeviantART and RedBubble, and Society6. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:47:09 -0400 We Rival the Sky in Blueness http://shadowness.com/BlueSolitaire/we-rival-the-sky-in-blueness <a href="http://shadowness.com/BlueSolitaire/we-rival-the-sky-in-blueness"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/451373/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />They do, they do. Taken at a community garden in Maine. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 11:36:21 -0400 Female Monarch http://shadowness.com/BlueSolitaire/female-monarch <a href="http://shadowness.com/BlueSolitaire/female-monarch"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/446041/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Prints of this on DeviantART and RedBubble. VERY few monarchs this year. This is the third I've seen. I don't blame it ALL on deforestation and pesticides. Must've been a BAD winter...but there's very few large butterflies at all. Just those little white ones everywhere. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 13:37:45 -0400 how can't you love me http://shadowness.com/BlueSolitaire/how-can--t-you-love-me <a href="http://shadowness.com/BlueSolitaire/how-can--t-you-love-me"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/444380/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Though this particular species of sparrow (English House Sparrow) is a "pest" in a lot of places, they can be quite friendly and chummy. Brought over from Europe to USA in late 1800's for some reason, they are the main bane for the native bluebird. We have both in our yard and the two kinds seem to tolerate each other. So that's good. This female posed for me, not 4 feet from me. I just like the coy look. (fun fact: they are a weaver finch, not a real "sparrow". Though they do look sparrow-ish. We love our Chipping sparrows and White throats too.) Mon, 04 Aug 2014 11:22:39 -0400 fancy daylily http://shadowness.com/BlueSolitaire/fancy-daylily-2 <a href="http://shadowness.com/BlueSolitaire/fancy-daylily-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/443929/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />The last of our fancy daylilies for the year. Wish I knew what cultivar this is. Available in Prints on other sites (DA and RedBubble) Fri, 01 Aug 2014 19:10:03 -0400 my sweet ride http://shadowness.com/BlueSolitaire/my-sweet-ride <a href="http://shadowness.com/BlueSolitaire/my-sweet-ride"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/432283/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Couldn't resist snapping. Hollowed-out orange meant for the orioles. Didn't work out that way. Wed, 28 May 2014 11:22:21 -0400 yellow warbler male gleaning bugs http://shadowness.com/BlueSolitaire/yellow-warbler-male-gleaning-bugs <a href="http://shadowness.com/BlueSolitaire/yellow-warbler-male-gleaning-bugs"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/428475/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Title says it all. Thankfully these guys aren't too shy, especially when feeding. I'm finding new birds every day. Wed, 07 May 2014 10:55:33 -0400 and now the left http://shadowness.com/BlueSolitaire/and-now-the-left-2 <a href="http://shadowness.com/BlueSolitaire/and-now-the-left-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/424705/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Nuthatch stretching wings. He did the right first but it hid more of his head so this is the one I went with. He was RIGHT in front of me, grooming. He didn't seem to care. (they are usually quite tame birds). Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:39:20 -0400 Meet Mr. Hermit Thrush http://shadowness.com/BlueSolitaire/meet-mr-hermit-thrush <a href="http://shadowness.com/BlueSolitaire/meet-mr-hermit-thrush"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/423416/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Ironic that the "hermit" is approachable and curious, while the wood thrush is shy and allusive. This guy perched right over my head on a low branch. They were everywhere today. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 18:33:24 -0400