Dec 24, 2012

Miniature Painting - No 18 - Bald Eagle Portrait

This is the 18th miniature painting, a bald eagle. I actually painted this several days ago but with the holidays I didn't have a chance to post it right away. It's amazing how much time it takes to shop for gifts, wrap presents, ship packages, address and mail Christmas cards, and prepare for the holiday feast! But I'm sure you're all well aware of that yourselves right now! :)

So, here's the eagle painting. It was done from a photo I took at Moonridge Animal Park in Big Bear, CA. Well, it was called Moonridge Animal Park way back then. Today it's known as the Big Bear Alpine Zoo. If you're ever in the area definitely stop in and visit all the beautiful animals.

 5"x7" oil on Gessobord
Original: SOLD

Dec 15, 2012

Miniature Painting - No 17 - White Wolf

Today's miniature painting, No 17, is of a white wolf standing on a snowy ridge. Well, maybe more of a cream colored wolf, or a blonde wolf, not pure white. In any case, lighter than your average wolf. :)

This was done from a very old photo, so old it was actually on paper, as in printed from 35mm film. I forgot exactly where I took this photo because it's been so long. I think it was from a trip to Northwest Trek Wildlife Park in Eatonville, WA many years ago. 

5"x7" oil on Gessobord

Original: SOLD

Dec 13, 2012

Miniature Painting - No 16 - Trotting Blacktail Deer

Miniature painting No 16 is a Columbia blacktail deer. It was actually from a photo of a blacktail doe I took in Astoria, Oregon. But I sort of converted her to a buck....added a little muscle, thickened the neck and, of course, added antlers. I was also trying to get a more "painterly" style here. :)

5"x7" oil on Gessobord

Original: SOLD

Dec 10, 2012

Coloring Book Page - Pileated Woodpecker

Here's a new coloring book page for the bird-lover child, a pileated woodpecker!

As with the previous coloring pages, have your kids download it, print it out, and color it or paint it any way they want, realistic or wild and crazy! (Click on the image to see a larger version. Then right-click on the larger image and select "save image as..." to save it to your hard drive.) If they want to color it realistically they can use the image below of my original painting as a reference and try to match the colors.

If you'd like to send me your child's finished colored page I'd be happy to share it on my blog here. You can email it to me at

Dec 8, 2012

Miniature Painting - No 15 - Red Fox

Miniature painting No 15 is a lovely little red fox vixen warming herself in the cozy sunshine.

6"x6" oil on Gessobord
Update: SOLD 12/14

Dec 6, 2012

Miniature Painting - No 14 - Wolf Portrait

Miniature painting No 14, a portrait of a gray wolf. I'm trying to get more done more often so they're almost-daily paintings. :)

6"x6" oil on Gessobord
Update: SOLD 12/7

Dec 4, 2012

Miniature Painting - No 13 - Peregrine Falcon

Here's miniature painting No 13, a peregrine falcon done in lovely shades of soft gray and lavender.

7"x5" oil on Gessobord
Original: SOLD

Dec 3, 2012

Holiday Greeting Card Sale!

I have reduced the greeting card price on select images, paintings I think would make great Christmas greeting cards for wildlife lovers, such as snowy scenes with wolves and deer, and even a snowman in one! So if you're still trying to decide on holiday greeting cards, here's your chance to get something unique. Definitely not the same old Santa greeting card your friends and neighbors will all be buying at your local drug store! Have you ever been in the unfortunate situation where you sent someone the same card they sent you because you both shop at the same store? Ugh! Not much chance of that if you order a unique card from one of the wildlife paintings shown here. Now at a reduced price, for the next couple weeks only!

If you already have your greeting cards this year, remember you can also order these images as prints for holiday decorating, or to give as gifts.

Click the image to order!

Happy Holidays!

Dec 2, 2012

Miniature Painting - No 12 - Polar Bear

Miniature painting No 12, a polar bear wandering his arctic landscape.

5"x7" oil on Gessobord 

Original: SOLD

This would also make a great holiday greeting card!

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