watercolor painting of a farm

Oysterdale Farm

watercolor painting of a farmI drive by the front of this farm every day. One day, I decided to turn off my route and check it out from the back. I was not disappointed with my decision.

Prints available at Fine Art America.

watercolor painting of an arctic wolf

White on White

watercolor painting of an arctic wolfThis painting was inspired by an arctic wolf who I photographed at Lakota Wolf Sanctuary many years ago. While the arctic wolf is not “on the brink,” as are many wolves in the US, they are still threatened by humans. Climate change and industrialization both affect their habitat, and hunters pursue them for their beautiful coats…which personally, I think look much better on the wolf!

Remember, wolves are essential to the environment. They help maintain the balance by keeping grazing herd populations under control, which in turn allows vegetation to grow, helping to minimize erosion, and on and on.

“White on White”; 9″ x 11″; $100

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water color paintng of a hawk landing

Incoming

 

water color paintng of a hawk landingI was out walking one morning and spotted beautiful red-tailed hawk circling in the sky above me. We walked together for a while and then suddenly, he swooped down, chasing something in the field. He was pure energy…and like that, he was back in the sky, far above me, searching again.

“Incoming” Watercolor on Paper, 9″ x 12″ $100

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Why Is the Big Wolf Bad?

I grew up reading stories about the big bad wolf terrorizing sweet little pigs and eating grandma, and yet, I never developed a fear of them. The fact is, I also grew up with large, fuzzy dogs who gave me a love for all things canine, including the big bad wolf. I wonder, though, where the hatred so many people have for wolves comes from. Why is the bad wolf a central figure in so many tales? Why do we hunt them to near extinction? We love our dogs, but hate their closest relative? I am always inspired by their grace, their love, their beauty. They need to be cherished. They need to be saved!

“Essential” is watercolor on paper; 9″ x 12″; $100. Prints available at Fine Art America.