Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Eagle's Nest: Northern Michigan Wetlands

Eagle's Nest: Eagle landing on Nest in Northern Michigan Wetlands
10" x 8" (25.4 cm x 20.3 cm) original acrylic painting on hand primed board $325 w/free shipping in US and Canada
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A pair of eagles landing on their nest in northern Michigan. This quite site is located in a remote wetlands area. This nest was moved from the local baseball field to this quite site located in a more remote area of the wetlands about a mile east of the town. Apparently the eagles have accepted the new location that gives them greater safety and protection.

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Friday, September 20, 2013

C is for Cat: Alphabet Blocks

             C is for Cat: Alphabet Blocks with a small pewter cat sculpture
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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This is another of the alphabet ABC paintings that I began some time ago. I’ve been on the lookout for a cat image and finally found a small cat sculpture I like. It’s a small antique pewter image of a cat stretching that fit into the idea I wanted to paint. There are two sets of Embossing Company blocks here and the lion is from a third set of even older blocks.

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Thursday, September 5, 2013

Tibetan Racing Ponies

              Tibetan Racing Ponies (click photo to see more detail)
6” x 8” (15.2 cm x 20.3 cm) original acrylic on hand primed board $195 w/free shipping in US & and Canada
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These ponies were being prepared for a race we observed in July. This Tibetan horseracing event was several kilometers long and the small Tibetan ponies are pushed really hard. They have colorful harnesses and are ridden bareback. The two races we saw were first the adult race, next teenagers of both genders competed in the second race. The races started in a crowd of about 20 horses and continued for three or four rounds around the one half kilometer track. The ponies are well groomed with brightly colored harness and decorative tassels.    
Photo of Race

These young Tibetan riders seem to live close to the earth, yet most of them have cell phones or smartphones. One young man pointed to his phone and declared “píng guǒ” which is Chinese for “Apple”. He wanted me to know he had an iPhone.


As we arrived here, we were told that authorities had just shut down Internet throughout the area. There had been “Free Tibet” protests and police roadblocks were checking vehicles to see who was traveling in and out of the area. I tried to be as unobtrusive as possible, since I didn’t want to be asked to leave the area before seeing the festival.


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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Illinois Cornfields August 2013

Illinois Cornfields in Late August 2013  (click photo to see more detail)
  4" x 12" (10.160 cm x 30.480 cm) original acrylic painting on hand primed board w/free shipping in US and Canada
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Recently, driving through Central and Southern Illinois, the area where I was born, I was struck by the fact that all one sees now is miles and miles of corn and beans. Of course the flat prairie emphasizes the horizontal lines of the horizon, so I wanted to paint this flat land.

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