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.
Now on to the new stone work…
This 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..
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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