Throwback Thursday: Bay-breasted Warbler Transparent Watercolor

Bay-breated Warbler (Transparent Watercolor on 140lb HP Paper 7.5 x 8.5 in)

Bay-breasted Warbler (Transparent Watercolor on 140lb HP Paper 7.5 x 8.5 in)

This small watercolor of a male Bay-breasted Warbler is from around 1998 or 1999. I did the painting based on photos of a cooperative male in Magee Marsh at Crane Creek, Ohio.

Original painting is available here. 

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Throwback Thursday – Bearded Barbet Transparent Watercolor

Bearded Barbet (Transparent Watercolor on 140lb HP Paper about 7.5 x 10 in)

Bearded Barbet (Transparent Watercolor on 140lb HP Paper about 7.5 x 10 in)

This painting was especially fun to work on. I took numerous photos of Bearded Barbets at the Toledo Zoo. Images taken in zoos have their limits. Often the backgrounds leave a lot to be desired. After a lot of research, I

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Throwback Thursday – Extinct or Presumed Extinct Bird Paintings

Ivory-billed Woodpeckers (18x24 in. Transparent Watercolor)

Dusky Seaside Sparrow Extinct (10×14 in. Transparent Watercolor)

Ivory-billed Woodpeckers (18×24 in. Transparent Watercolor)

Passenger Pigeon Extinct (10×14 in. Transparent Watercolor)

Carolina Parakeet Extinct (10×14 in. Transparent Watercolor)

Labrador Duck Extinct (10×14 in Transparent Watercolor)

Bachman’s Warbler (10×14 in. Transparent Watercolor) Last confirmed sighting 1988. Presumed extinct

I thought

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Throwback Thursday– Female Anhinga Transparent Watercolor

Female Anhinga (10x14in Transparent Watercolor)

Female Anhinga (10×14 in Transparent Watercolor)

This painting was from 1999-2000. Anhingas are interesting birds. At times they are really attractive, but occasionally they seem rather awkward. This female anhinga has some molting feathers on her head. They have a few nicknames including Water Turkeys and Snake-birds. When hunting for fish they swim with

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Throwback Thursday – American Toad & Dwarf Lake Iris (Transparent Watercolor)

American Toad & Dwarf Lake Iris (10x7 in Transparent Watercolor)

American Toad & Dwarf Lake Iris (7 x 10-inch Transparent Watercolor)

Michigan has great diversity in its animals and plants. Some are very common and can be found in many states, while others are incredibly rare.

The American Toad is a common species. I’ve seen them my whole life. Their fantastic bumpy skin and

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