Thursday, May 12, 2016

Boreal Owl and Peony

This piece was created as a thank-you gift for Dr. David Russell, who founded and runs the Avian Research and Education Institute at Hueston Woods State Park in Oxford, Ohio. Dr. Russell and his wife, Dr. Jill Russell, were kind enough to allow me to attend bird banding classes, observe operations at the banding station, and accompany them on their Ornithology class field trip to Magee Marsh. Over the summers, the Russells study Boreal Owls (Aegolius funereus) and farm peonies in Alaska. What a life!

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Munchique Wood-wren sketch. I have a book of BirdLife International's most endangered bird species (the 2009 or 2010 edition, I think) and couldn't help paint this particular one. A few years later it looks like there's lot more photos and research on this species, but they are still considered critically endangered.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Trying to slowly get back in the habit of posting regularly! This is an older watercolor of a White-eyed Vireo from 2013.