These are a couple of new oils heading for The Waterfowl Festival in Easton, Maryland, November 11-13, 2016. You can find me and my twenty-five original oils in the Pavilion, right across the street from the Armory at 40 S. Harrison, Easton Maryland. I hope to see you there!!
I posted this piece without birds a few weeks ago. It leaned against the wall for a while until I figured out what it needed. Stilts seem to be the answer when I need a bird to add a bit of drama. These are North American black-necked stilts. This will be one of twenty-five original oils that I'll be exhibiting at The Waterfowl Festival in Easton, Maryland - November 11, 12 and 13th. You can find me in the Pavilion across the street from the Armory.
The second piece is the final piece I'm painting for the Waterfowl Festival. It's just a little guy - 11" x 11" but it gives me some ideas for a larger painting - eventually.
This is still not quite finished - it may (or may not) have birds in it. I'm wanting to do large paintings of the sea - because of the abstract quality and colors. This is my main goal for the next year or two.
A drive over Wolf Creek Pass in Colorado a few weeks ago, inspired this little oil. It will be one of twenty or more originals that I'll be showing at The Waterfowl Festival in Easton, Maryland, November 11-13, 2016.
Joe Garcia and I are having a show at Mountain Trails Gallery in Sedona, Arizona. Titled, Birds of a Feather, the exhibition features our bird paintings. Between us, we'll have more than thirty new paintings. These are a few of the oils that will be featured at the gallery exhibition which will be opening Friday, October 7th from 5 - 8 pm. I hope to see you there!
This piece is fresh off the easel. It's a 30" x 30" oil on Ampersand 2" deep cradleboard. Unframed, it gives the painting a more contemporary feel which is what I'm aiming for. The birds are New Zealand pied stilts; a very common bird in my part of New Zealand.
This painting will stay in New Zealand and can be seen at the Opua Gallery on the wharf in Opua.
In two days it will be the first day of spring here in New Zealand. The day started with winds and heavy rain which are moving south. After living in Oak Creek Canyon, Arizona, for thirty-five years, I am not used to being able to see so far from my window. It's a distraction that I'm always tempted to paint, so I did. This was painted plein air, looking south east from my studio window at the passing storm.
Little Landscape #5 - View From my Window
by Adele Earnshaw