Baby Talk (Juvenile Barred Owls). If I ever had to choose only one medium to work in I think it would be pastel (at least for now). I am having so much fun creating these wildlife pastel paintings. I hear Barred Owls alot and see them occassionally. This August I was lucky enough to have two young barred owls spend 10 days in my yard. They were so much fun to watch, and they made the funniest screechy sounds. I got so many photos, and I have a few more paintings planned.
Magical Encounters. More and more often deer are passing through my yard. I love to see them, but I am sad that they are losing habitat which is what brings them into the neighborhood. This beautiful doe and her growing fawns wee frequent visitors to the yard. One snowy day the three of them spent some time in the yard crowned with snow. I got some wonderful reference photos. This 8x10" pastel is called "Snow Queen".
First Winter II. This beauty is one of the twin fawns that visited the yard last winter. Pastel
Portrait Example. I love doing pet portraits using pastel pencils on Pastelmat - a match made in heaven. I've been painting wildlife and birds using this medium also. I love the detail I can get with pastel pencils, and pan pastels make a soft and beautiful backbground.