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"The Firefly Kingdom"

"The Firefly Kingdom"

     After completing "The Firefly Kingdom" last week, I had a majestic visitor. The very next day I was in a heavily wooded area with tall trees and a wide open canopy. I was delighted to see a barred owl lift off a nearby shed when she sensed me walking in her direction. Instead of leaving the area, she alighted in a nearby tree and looked down on me, she was all eyes. I was attempting to inch closer to her for pictures (which I took, but are not good enough to post). Eventually she skipped over to a hidden...

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Barred Owl

Barred Owl

I have been working on this painting of a Barred owl for many months and wanted to share a small detail with you. I will post images of the full painting when it is complete. Also featured is a queenly white rabbit and flying squirrel dignitaries. After working on my book of fables for over a year, I have been excited with the prospect of going even deeper into narrative driven paintings. This year you are seeing colors I've never used before in this series, as well as a pull away from stand-alone portraiture. Strangely, the most frequently asked question...

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