First two are postcards I painted in the field for someone very dear to me. I sat on the rip rap of the Coquille River in Oregon for this one. The gorse was in full bloom and so very pretty.
A composite of things I could see from where I sat in the parked car next to Herbert's Pond, Canyonville, Oregon. It was a little cool for sketching outside. A flicker, a western pond turtle, a dandelion, and a pair of cinnamon teal.
My husband and I both spent two hours trying to get photos of ruby-crowned kinglets. We stumbled onto a small group of them and tried hard to take advantage of the opportunity. But they are constant motion machines. Three times in a row I clicked my camera only to find all I had taken was his tail feathers when he moved to the next spot. I finally gave up and got my paints out. An artist has more than one way to capture the little imps.