Friday, February 23, 2024

Thursday, February 22, 2024

See the Eagle and Mose?

Last Evening

 

Leadership Bitterroot

Return of the Chamber of Commerce in Hamilton, twice as many attendees this time and fun. However, you should see our poor muddy driveway now, man o man. We are shopping for a "fix" to the whole driveway this spring or summer.


Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Home Sweet Home Today


 

Nico at Metcalf NWR

 Nico loves going for rides, Mose not so much, and this one at Metcalf Refuge down the road. About half-way done etching the PETG plastic for the new art piece - a Long-eared Owl, what fun. Goal is to start printing tomorrow or Thursday.


Monday, February 19, 2024

Red-tails and Bald Eagle

  I think my computer woes are over (for now) so a couple photos from this weekend.





Saturday, February 17, 2024

Internet-Photoshop Problems, but Now!

Finally getting back and just finished this painting today. I kept saying to Tom every evening all week, “Finishing the Moose tomorrow.” This took until now and calf moose in our back yard, image from many years ago and always in my head. He had a big run in the slough, photo from later that summer:


This painting is 14" x 11" on Claybord, pen & ink, Aqua printing inks, Arteza Brush Pens, finger painting inks and scratching with a utility blade, totally making it up as I go along. Another etching next..Kestrel I think, so much fun now.  T




Monday, February 12, 2024

Sunday Eagles

Down at the river, pre-Superbowl.

Friday, February 9, 2024

Today!

The Bald Eagle drypoint etching printed yesterday, painted today, finally done. I swear, started at 8 am. Whew, and next...a MOOSE!


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Thursday, February 8, 2024

Close Enough For You, Katy?

Looks like some interest in the Bald Eagle nest and they have started incubating as early as March 5th! A youngster cruises right over head, afternoon trips to the river with the dogs now .

 

Sunday, February 4, 2024

First New Etching...

 ...In the House! Working on a drypoint etching and everything all in one spot here in the house instead of running up the stairs to the "old" studio. The new one and a Bald Eagle. The pair of eagles were perched over the nest today at the beach and I shouted, "Hey! I am doing an etching of you!" And I swear, she pulled her wings out to strike a regal pose. Like, "How's this?"


Saturday, February 3, 2024

Nature Detective

Last weekend I was at the river by the house with the dogs and came across a big section of beach filled with huge piles of bird feces. Okay, poop. I mean 8 inches across and 6 high, and giant waterfowl
 footprints. The photo on my flip phone was not very impressive. The next day about half of the ice had melted but you get the idea. Swans, about 60 - 80 of them!  Wish I could have seen that.

Friday, February 2, 2024

Printing Press Indoors!

Look what I have been threatening to do for 5 years - move the press into the house, where it is warm. Took about 30 minutes. Maybe 20.  Now…The Downstairs Studio! Working on a Bald Eagle drypoint on some PETG plastic  I bought from Blick, and sure smooth! Great stuff. And Mischa the Peregrine didn't mind a bit.