Sunday, June 19, 2011

Piping Plover and her eggs

I finished the painting... put a brown matt on it..... I just love the way these little birds endure the open beach to have their young... such courage and determination... what do they do when it rains and blows?... I imagine they just sit there... amazing ..

I think I may do another shore bird...just which one?.. can't decide yet...

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Piping Plover

Back to one of my favorite birds.. the Piping Plover... she lays her eggs on the beach, above the tide line.. I love their nesting ideas... the male bird gathers stones and shells together to make a nest... and the female picks which one she likes... too cute...
I hope to paint a big picture of them...these are sketches.....
I am looking forward to going East.. this summer... I miss the salt water.. so it brings be joy to paint the shore birds... and study them...

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Treasures

Thinking about the ocean... used to live in walking distance to salt water..now I live in the Midwest... but have to get out my treasures each summer and just enjoy them... and so I decided to paint them .
The hummers are coming to the feeder now.. and they are such a delight....thought they would fit in this picture...
enjoy summer. and for those who live by the sea...enjoy it for me :)
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