Gallery 113, March 2019; Reception March 7, 5:30-8:00

Athena the Barn Oswl #2 IMG_0657
Athena, the Barn Owl #2. 24″ x 30″ acrylic on canvas. $695

This barn owl (named by the Audubon Society Eyes in the Sky project) is housed in their facility at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History and comes out in public every afternoon. I painted her with an eponymous barn and an imaginary friend using primarily transparent acrylics, finishing the painting with several coats of matte acrylic varnish, which give the it an ethereal quality.

3 Long-Billed Curlews
3 Long-Billed Curlews. 26″ x 36″ acrylic on panel. $1,100

These three curlews were striding together along Hendry’s Beach in Santa Barbara when I photographed them in this great pose. I painted them with a white background with just a hint of reflection to emphasize the birds themselves.

 

 

Now at Gallery Los Olivos in the Santa Ynez Valley

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Los Olivos Gallery March 2019
Sanderlings #11 PNT_0245
Sanderlings #11, 16″ x 20″ acrylic on panel $500
Max, the Great Horned Owl IMG_0524
Max the Great Horned Owl. 22″ x 30″ mixed media on panel $1000
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Sanderling #13, “The Absquatulator”. 16″ x 20″ acrylic on panel $500

New on UGallery.com for Valentines Day

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Sleepy Willet 30″ x 30″ acrylic on canvas, $1,600

Willets are usually at the edge of the surf, poking into the wet sand as they follow each wave in and out. This one, when I came on him, was standing above the splash line on one leg asleep. Eventually he noticed me getting closer and closer with my camera and opened his eyes, but still acted sleepy. I painted him with the golden late afternoon sun on his chest and head, and with lavender and gray where his feathers were in shadow.

Gallery 113 February 2019

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Vandenberg Falcons 24″x30 acrylic on canvas, $950. When I painted this Peregrine falcon I hadn’t quite realized how intimidated he looked, so I thought it might be good to have something in the picture to intimidate him. What better than the SpaceX Falcon 9 Heavy I had just watched launched from Vandenberg AFB?
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Five Sanderlings 18″ x 36″ acrylic on canvas. $950. Just photographed on Leadbetter Beach.

Five Paintings just up on UGallery.com

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