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GREAT EGRET

GREAT EGRET

36" x 48" Acrylic on Canvas

This took a year to paint. The Great Egret was wading in water at Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Sanibel Island, Florida. The stark contrast of the soft white feathers against the dark gnarled wood fascinated me. My work is about visual intimacy and results from intense observation: a process of immersion that involves my contemplation and concentration, frustration and exhilaration. I create a series of preliminary sketches from my own photos and use a magnifying glass and a subtle layering of glazes to achieve  realistic meticulously rendered paintings that are sometimes mistaken for photographs. 

ANHINGA

ANHINGA

30" x 40" Acrylic on Canvas

Reference photograph taken at J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Sanibel Island. Florida. The Anhinga, also know as Snakebird doesn't have oil in its feathers to repel water, thus it can swim underwater in pursuit of fish. It must dry off in the sun before it can fly. 

GREAT EGRET

GREAT EGRET

11" x 14" Acrylic on Canvas

RED CRESTED CRANES

RED CRESTED CRANES

36" x 60" Acrylic on Canvas

The Dancing Cranes of Hokkaido, Japan are among the most striking birds on earth and a symbol of purity, longevity, peace, love and faithfulness. They mate for life.

What I hoped to capture in my painting was the timeless beauty and harmony of their dance as their offspring lands to watch.

SANDHILL CRANES #1 (BOSQUE DEL APACHE)

SANDHILL CRANES #1 (BOSQUE DEL APACHE)

24" x 72" Acrylic on Canvas

I had a fabulous time photographing these birds at dawn and dusk. When I got back to my studio it was fun composing this painting, which reminds me of musical notes. 

CANADIAN GEESE

CANADIAN GEESE

6" x 24" Acrylic on Canvas

I was fascinated by the reflections on this pond in Florida. 

STAR FRUIT

STAR FRUIT

16" x 24" Acrylic on Canvas

I experimented with  a new technique and painted on clayboard still using acrylic paint but much thinner so it looks like watercolor. 

GREAT EGRET

36" x 48" Acrylic on Canvas

This took a year to paint. The Great Egret was wading in water at Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Sanibel Island, Florida. The stark contrast of the soft white feathers against the dark gnarled wood fascinated me. My work is about visual intimacy and results from intense observation: a process of immersion that involves my contemplation and concentration, frustration and exhilaration. I create a series of preliminary sketches from my own photos and use a magnifying glass and a subtle layering of glazes to achieve  realistic meticulously rendered paintings that are sometimes mistaken for photographs. 

ANHINGA

30" x 40" Acrylic on Canvas

Reference photograph taken at J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Sanibel Island. Florida. The Anhinga, also know as Snakebird doesn't have oil in its feathers to repel water, thus it can swim underwater in pursuit of fish. It must dry off in the sun before it can fly. 

GREAT EGRET

11" x 14" Acrylic on Canvas

RED CRESTED CRANES

36" x 60" Acrylic on Canvas

The Dancing Cranes of Hokkaido, Japan are among the most striking birds on earth and a symbol of purity, longevity, peace, love and faithfulness. They mate for life.

What I hoped to capture in my painting was the timeless beauty and harmony of their dance as their offspring lands to watch.

SANDHILL CRANES #1 (BOSQUE DEL APACHE)

24" x 72" Acrylic on Canvas

I had a fabulous time photographing these birds at dawn and dusk. When I got back to my studio it was fun composing this painting, which reminds me of musical notes. 

CANADIAN GEESE

6" x 24" Acrylic on Canvas

I was fascinated by the reflections on this pond in Florida. 

STAR FRUIT

16" x 24" Acrylic on Canvas

I experimented with  a new technique and painted on clayboard still using acrylic paint but much thinner so it looks like watercolor. 

GREAT EGRET
ANHINGA
GREAT EGRET
RED CRESTED CRANES
SANDHILL CRANES #1 (BOSQUE DEL APACHE)
CANADIAN GEESE
STAR FRUIT