Tree Swallow Pencil Sketch p72

Tree Swallow Pencil Sketch

Tree Swallow Pencil Sketch

Work really picked up for a while, so I fell behind with posting paintings and sketches. I have a back-log of sketches to scan and write up. This is a Tree Swallow from Ottawa NWR in northern Ohio. I can really burn time watching  swallows swooping around in a seemingly effortless hunt

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Wilson’s Snipe Pencil Sketch p71

Wilson's Snipe Pencil Sketch

Wilson’s Snipe Pencil Sketch

It’s been a while since I last posted. I guess that’s good and bad. It’s good because that means I’ve been busy with illustration and animation work. It’s bad because I’ve had less time to paint. In addition to work, the warm weather has meant my time is further stretched

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Mourning Dove Pencil Sketch p71

Mourning Dove Pencil Sketch

Mourning Dove Pencil Sketch

For some reason it took me a long time to get around to sketching a Mourning Dove. I really love these birds. You seem to find them everywhere, and everyone seems familiar with their plaintive “coo” call. When I was a kid their call served as the background sound on

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Female Black-throated Blue Warbler Pencil Sketch p70

Female Black-throated Blue Warbler Pencil Sketch

Female Black-throated Blue Warbler Pencil Sketch

Black-throated Blue Warblers are gorgeous birds. As is typical with most birds, the males are the the real show-stoppers, with these boasting stark white, deep black and bright blue. The females are fairly drab by comparison, but like Wood Ducks, once you really study them, you realize they

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May Birding Trips

Cape May Warbler

Northern Parula

I never get much painting done in May. With so many spring migrants moving through Michigan, we spend all of our spare time looking for birds. We did a few quick trips to Ottawa NWR and Magee Marsh Wildlife Area (aka Crane Creek) in northern Ohio as well as Waterloo State Recreation

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