Snow Meditation, 2008
While walking around the rise behind our house, I found a pile of bird bones. This was one of them, a terrible break with bone fibers fizzing a bridge between pieces. No idea how far along this is healed. Could this plus infection have killed the bird?
Is anyone able to ID birds based on a lower mandible and long bone measurements?
(bird bones left outside since it’s a good bet it’s under migratory bird act)
This sassy fellow is “our” western tanager that graces us with his mighty presence. I love to watch him swoop around snatching insects and eating my strawberries.
Location: near Jamestown, CO.
"Inner Waters" is finally complete!
Somewhere, far away, submerged ruins reflect in crystal waters. These mysteries lay undisturbed for untold centuries until the intrepid adventurers Kikivuli and Utunu use deep magic and clever might to work their way into the inner waters of the lost city.
Now Utunu has found a prize for his beloved hyena, who waits above with some mischief in mind. Poor ‘Tunus.
Created in Corel Painter X for the wonderful Kikivuli and Utunu.
I had a wine and sketch night last week for the fantastic Manojalpa of her Zal beast. I just drew with no cares for maybe 2 hours? First sketch is traced background.
It was refreshing to just let my imagination run wild and not worry about how anything looks and build upon inspiration.
The Tortoise Trainer, Osman Handi. 1906.
Good boy! *reinforces with kale*
STONE OF FAREWELL (1989) by Michael Whelan, cover for volume 2 of Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn by Tad Williams..
This has been one of my favorite paintings since I was a child.
Three tiny paintings — a German blue ram, celestial pearl danios, and a crystal red shrimp. The ram is 3” x 3” and the danios and shrimp are both 3” x 2.5” The spots on the danios and the blue details on the ram are all very shiny in the light. I have little self-control when it comes to shiny paint; please send help.
AA battery in the last photo for scale. These paintings fit in your palm.
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