Red Tail Hawk Sketch at Orland Grasslands

A big white chest is what caught my eye as I drove 50 mph down LaGrange Road this morning. So prominent and bold, yet silent and devising. Not a muscle did he move, just a fixed stare beaming below...waiting for his next meal perhaps. Just a few feet and a veil of light snow separate us, however he … Continue reading Red Tail Hawk Sketch at Orland Grasslands

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Let’s Paint a Great Horned Owl!

Last month at the art fair, my hubby had the chance to take a picture of a great horned owl that was being displayed by a naturalist. How beautiful and majestic! Let's have some fun by trying something new.... We are going to paint the owl on velour paper. Velour paper feels like suede and … Continue reading Let’s Paint a Great Horned Owl!

Cooper’s Hawk 1 Mourning Dove 0

Holy Cow! Look what I found out my window: I know this is a Cooper's Hawk and not a Sharp-Shinned Hawk because it was ginormous (like my scientific term?), had a long tail, and that tail was rounded as opposed to a square tipped tail of a sharp-shinned. In this picture you can see his … Continue reading Cooper’s Hawk 1 Mourning Dove 0