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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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.





IMG_2693sometimes instincts look like fluffy flowers and whimsy.


the fox and the goose

24 x 48

thick oil paint of plywood

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what do your instincts look like today?


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


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


the orange-crowned warbler

that isn’t really orange anywhere at all near it’s crown, and may, in certain light, be a little bit orange everywhere. a misleading little fella.

described in my birding books to be dingy, drab, dull and undistinguished; a rather unfair observation, as in it’s subtly there is a multitude of nuance and dimension. orange, yellow, olive, grey. he is distinguished by his undistinguished characteristics. he totally rocks at plain.

IMG_2117i have been listening to this little guys warble all spring and had mistaken it as a dark eyed junco; a difference that i still can not distinguish between, even knowing the difference.

both are a high pitched trill. i believe the warbler is a little more nasal sounding and if you listen closely it will either rise or fall in pitch at the end.

these little guys are breeding and singing everywhere right now so go check them out!