sitka black-tailed deer and fireweed

sitka deer like to eat plants and flowers and sometimes lichen. IMG_2776sitka deer are never alone, they always have lots of very specialized bacteria with them. IMG_2779the bacteria doesn’t get a free ride mind you, they have to work very hard at breaking down all that cellulose in the deer’s 4 chambered stomach.

IMG_2780Sitka deer live in southeast alaska. they are usually smaller than other deer and they are always cute.

this is what fireweed is made of…

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IMG_2789sitka black-tailed deer with fireweed

24 x 24

thick oil paint on plywood

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loves,

these are atlantic puffins

sometimes they are called a common puffin. but don’t mistake them for not being special, because they are. they don’t live here in Alaska but they have kin in these parts. they live in Greenland and Iceand and other neat places like that and they probably spend their time eating fish, flying, swimming, sleeping and hanging out with their friends.

they look like this…

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atlantic puffins eating fish.

12 x 12

oil paint on plywood

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loves,

the fox and the goose

an impasto oil painting of a fox and a goose. this painting is about instincts, survival and the never ending story of existence.

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IMG_2693sometimes instincts look like fluffy flowers and whimsy.

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the fox and the goose

24 x 48

thick oil paint of plywood

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what do your instincts look like today?

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splash progression

i’ve been sneaking around the edges of impasto for a while now and this is the closest i’ve come to diving into the thick of it.

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swan splash

thick oil paint on oak plywood

30 x 48

$624

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have a lovely day and don’t forget to set your clocks back.

loves,

sea lion progression

the mouse pad of my laptop broke and for a day i was forced to listed to the only think i could get to with a miraculous combination of arrows and enters. ani difranco. don’t get me wrong i love ani difranco but the love is more sentimental than anything. i listened to her a lot when i was a kid and she’s just not appropriate for this time in my life. she fills me with angst, which i think is visible in this first layer…

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after a while i put aside the brushed and just painted with my fingers which i’ve never done before. loads of fun.

then things got kinda bland…

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and finally it all came together…

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i love how the rocks turned out…

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oil and acrylic paint and rocks on plywood

16 x 36

$416

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