Monday, January 28, 2013

"Burmis Lake" receives recognition...

Burmis Lake
36 x 36 in.

I just opened my latest e-issue of Canadian Brushstroke Magazine ( and found that this painting had been chosen as a finalist in their Water theme competition. I rarely enter these kind of competitions, so it was fun to discover that this work had received this recognition. 

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

More Ravens...

"I've Got Your Back"
Mixed Waterbased Media
14 x 18 inches

I love painting ravens! This pair posed for my camera most obligingly, so I have lots of reference photos of them being ravens. The posture, with the fluffed-up head feathers and "baggy pants" is very expressive. It indicates territoriality and dominance. Ravens use body posture for very complex communication - which is one of the reasons they are so fun to watch - and to paint!