Some of my Northern Animal paintings:
And here are some paintings from my alphabet series, made a few years ago:
And here is a print I did last night using acrylics but treating them like watercolours:
I thought it would be fun to do another little book project in the same style as the above picture, but on each page would be a different edible plant from the area along with the uses for that plant. Hmmm, maybe! So many projects on the go! And when I haven't been painting lately, I've been going for snowshoe excursions in the forest. I love following all the animal tracks. I've found a mule deer highway, that leads to this beautiful aspen grove next to a little spruce forest. And I've found a place where the moose hangout and eat bark and highbush cranberries! I'm collecting photos of the various animal tracks I find, and so far I've got wolf, moose, deer, snowshoe hare, vole, and squirrel. No actual animal sightings though :( (Unless you count the moose that ran away from us as we went cross-country skiing last weekend). I wonder how long my growing belly will let me keep going on these fun excursions? It is getting very hard to stuff it into my Winter coat and we are having very cold temperatures lately (between -15 and -20c). Ack! Spring better come soon, or I'll be a prisoner inside.