Shadowness - BlueSolitaire I love/appreciate beautiful artworks and photography. Deep thinking, music, quiet time, taking nature photography, writing (have written a book), sing... en badass llama <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />I let this sit for years until I recalled someone on the Net wanted to see this finished. Graphite (no. 2 pencil) and tortillion. Time: about 20-25 mins. Probably looks it. Hope someone likes it a little. (I know it looks like a donkey but the lips are a bit split and he's got wool on his neck. If it was a donkey the title would be "Bad Ass" XD Thu, 19 Mar 2015 22:28:11 -0400 red and blue <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />Didn't expect THIS. Rare moment: northern cardinal and male eastern bluebird sharing a feeder. Kinda a "Kodak Moment". Also available on other sites as prints, mugs, etc. York, Maine USA Mon, 16 Mar 2015 10:36:14 -0400 signs of what's to come <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />this is the photo my acrylic sunset painting is LOOSELY based on. When I saw this out my window I dropped everything and HAD to take shots. It kept changing so I had a lot of photos to choose from. Didn't last long... Day or two before Thanksgiving...we had a storm the next day. Thu, 15 Jan 2015 09:03:07 -0500 Acrylic Sunset <a href=""><img src="" /></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 <a href=""><img src="" /></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 <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />They do, they do. Taken at a community garden in Maine. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 11:36:21 -0400 Female Monarch <a href=""><img src="" /></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 <a href=""><img src="" /></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 <a href=""><img src="" /></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 <a href=""><img src="" /></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