Friday, December 19, 2014

House Wren

                                      House Wren on My Deck Post
6” x 8” (15.2 cm x 20.3 cm) original acrylic on hand primed board w/free shipping in US and Canada
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 This Little House Wren has been greeting me on the deck post while I'm having my morning tea. While he was building his nest nearby he would sing his song all day but now I think he is too busy feeding his family, so I don't see him so often. I haven't discovered his nest, he keeps it well hidden because there is a lot of other wildlife around.

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Sunday, December 7, 2014

On The Edge: by Paul Wolber

             On The Edge: Swallow Scouting for a New Nest Site
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6" x 8" (15.2 cm x 20.3 cm) original acrylic painting on board $125 w/free shipping in US and Canada
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The vivid colors of the swallow’s cobalt blue feathers against the reds of the stucco wall caught my attention and drew me to create this painting. I like capturing the moment when some action or movement is about to happen. It’s what draws me into the next painting.


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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Mute Swan with Cygnets: Kensington Park, London



                  Mute Swan with Cygnets: Kensington Park, London
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8" x 10" (20.3 cm x 25.4 cm) original acrylic painting on hand primed board $325 w/free shipping in US and Canada
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This painting is a further development of a posting from July 12, 2012. I decided to go back and rework parts of the painting and replace the additional two swimming birds with cygnets (young swans) to make the painting more unified. The cygnets remind me of the constellation Cygnus going all the way back to Greek mythology and in todays’ astronomical study has many stars with known planets with some thought to be in the habitable zone of their stars. So this painting has more meaning for me than might be apparent just on the surface.

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Bull Elk Gathering His Harem

            Bull Elk and Cow in Yellowstone During Rutting Season in September
14" x 18" (35.6 cm x 45.7 cm) original acrylic on gessoed board $725 w/free shipping in US & Canada



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At the beginning of rutting season in Yellowstone this bull elk is gathering his harem. Here in the evening we came upon this young elk cow and were so close we could hear her breathing and chewing as the great bull eyes us from across the stream. Evening is a magical time as the light plays tricks on our vision. We see the cool tones of the forest in the background and the golden tones of the meadow in the foreground. Both warm and cool colors are reflected in the bodies of the elk sharply defining them at first then almost causing them to disappear into the shadows as the sun continues to set.

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Friday, September 26, 2014

Evening Shadows

                                                 Evening Shadows 
15" x 23" (38.1 cm x 58.4 cm) original acrylic painting on hand primed board $500 w/free shipping in US & Canada
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Traveling in Illinois and Ohio one sees fewer of these old barns still standing. The evening shadows of the day reflect the evening of this era of our Midwest landscape that is slowly passing into night. Painting is my way of preserving these vanishing images.

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

First Snow: Winter Morning by Paul Wolber

                                  First Snow: Winter Barn in Morning Light
5” x7” (12.7 cm x 17.8 cm) original acrylic on hand primed board $125 w/free shipping in US & and Canada

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Fewer and fewer of these places exist, so even more rare are the times when light and season come together to show us the spirit of these great old barns. This one shows "Michigan Stone" foundation brought to this northern location by glaciers of long ago.

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Saturday, November 23, 2013

Loons on Lake Bellaire by Paul Wolber

  Loon Pair on Lake Bellaire, Michigan
5” x7” (12.7 cm x 17.8 cm) original acrylic on hand primed board $125 w/free shipping in US & and Canada

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The eerie call of the common loons echoed across Lake Bellaire in late May evening in North Michigan. This is a painting that has been in the planning for several months now. As we walked along the lake several deer darted out of the nearby woods and an owl hooted in the distance. As the loons glided into an inlet they left a trail of rippling white water behind. The quite of the evening was disturbed only by the sounds of the calling birds.

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