Where does time go..Spring is around the corner…

November was my last post, then Christmas (busy doing shows), then along comes January, with bitterly dry cold winter weather, not much snow and finally we got reasonably normal in February.  Spring is finally starting to arrive in Pagosa Country as the weather is warming and yesterday I saw a beautiful Blue Bird in mating colors, several Canada Geese, lots of Redwing Blackbirds and the most incredible sight..a magnificent Prairie Falcon, nestled in a barren Aspen tree. His colors blended so well, I almost missed him. I clicked my camera and got a shot of him and he is now started in a new painting on a piece of natural colored Brazilian Agate. I can’t wait to work on him tomorrow.

I spent some time this winter in honing up my pencil work, along with pen and ink with water color washes. I have a new line of pencil sketch wildlife art cards and have been enjoying a change of pace.

2013-02-27 210847This was fun painting in a loose Czeanne style with a limited palette, pen and ink. Cards are 5×7″ hand slip into a standard frame.

2013-02-19 092316These are done in pencil and are also 5×7″ cards. I began by art career many years ago with a lowly pencil and piece of paper..still my first love.

Now on to the new stone work…

2013-02-28 155507 Amethyst Sage is the canvas for what I call “My Magnificent Bear” ..which are about and about in Pagosa Country.

2013-02-22 133313I am not sure what this stone is, but has lovely colors tones that reminded me of the Rocky Mountains where these mountain sheep live.

2013-01-27 134751This Loon is painted on a piece of Amethyst Sage and went to Tucson to the Gem and Mineral Show. I believe it has a new home at the Crystal Cache in Lakewood Colorado. This was a new challenge for me..I had never painted a loon..did them in pen and ink..

2013-01-25 181828 Wolves still are one of my favorite animals..new design..painted on Amethyst Sage.

Well so much for paintings..I will be doing 5 shows here in Pagosa starting June 22/23, July 6/7, July 20/21, August 3/4 and August 31/September 1. Tentatively schedule to be at the Quality Inn ( same as last summer). Will be looking forward to seeing all of you this summer in Pagosa Country by the Lake.

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