“The Coy Miss Mallards” at UGallery.com

There’s something highly engaging, and perhaps a little unsettling, about the way these young female Mallards make eye contact with us over their shoulders from behind their wing feathers, notes Emil. He thinks that this painting transmits an enhanced feeling of avian intelligence and alienness quite different from our usual sense of dabbling ducks.

The Coy Miss Mallards. 24″ x 36″ acrylic on canvas. $1,925

“Portraits of Santa Barbara Birds”, Gallery Los Olivos November 2020


All new paintings, previously unexhibited. No reception (Covid 19) but I’ll be in the Gallery from 10:00 am-5:00 pm on Sunday November 1, and on Saturday, and Sunday, November 14 and 15. Here are a few pictures of the show hanging until the end of November, plus detailed photos of each painting in the posts blow

Birds in the Fog

Image of a painting of a two flying American Crows with a gray background.
Speeding Crows, American Crows #3, 24″ x 24″ acrylic on canvas, $1250
Image of a painting of an American Crow flying with its ghost above a gray background.
Ghost Crow, American Crows #4, 24″ x 24″ acrylic on canvas, $1250
Image of a painting of two Common Ravens on a gray background.
Raven Couple, Common Ravens #4 #3, 24″ x 24″ acrylic on canvas, $1250
Image of a painting of three Acorn Woodpeckers diving against a gray background.
Acorn Woodpeckers Diving, Acorn Woodpeckers #2, 24″ x 24″ acrylic on canvas, $1250
Image of a painting of three Acorn Woodpeckers admiring the vertical flight of a fourth
Acorn Woodpecker with Admirers, 24″ x 24″ acrylic on canvas, $1250
Image of a painting of two Acorn Woodpeckers watching a third mysteriously ascend, painted on a gray backgroujd.
Acorn Woodpecker Ascending, Acorn Woodpecker #4, 24″ x 24″ acrylic on canvas, $1250