Monday, March 28, 2011


Oil on canvas, 12 x 16

My time is winding down here in Arizona...... sad! It has been a great couple of months. I found an organic farm where I have been getting eggs and produce, and they also have goats. I have been doing some goat studies in oil - I love the fur patterns and the shapes of their bodies and especially their personalities. Other news is that after many years of trying to see an Elegant Trogon, I finally saw one yesterday! Made me cry. I wish I had a photo to post, but mine is just a small red and green dot. Check it out on google images, a pretty amazing bird for America, looks like the tropics.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Arizona Critters

Collared Peccary, aka Javelina; White-Nosed Coati up in a tree; Black-Throated Sparrows ; these are some of the critters I am seeing around my place. The Javelinas raid my bird feeder every day. I go out to try and scare them away, but they just look at me and resume munching down the seeds. I believe Coatis are in the raccoon family, they are a bit larger with very long tails - cute!