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03-01-2012, 06:03 PM
Hi Everyone!

I actually finished this one a while ago but have been having a lot of trouble using the image uploader from my Mac. I finally drug out the old PC and the uploader seems to work from here.

This is "Canyon Song" a 24"x24" oil on wood panel, another of my hybrid paintings. Canyon Wren with various Ancient Pueblo pictographs from the American Southwest. The human figure is known as a Kokopelli, the legendary fluteplayer of Native American stories. Here he is accompanied by what's likely a small dog. The sheep in the upper right are desert bighorns.

Thanks for looking, and C&C always welcome!



03-01-2012, 07:35 PM
Gorgeous work! Love these paintings of yours. The lighting on that little wren is amazing. I'm especially attracted to the line of light along the beak.

03-01-2012, 08:09 PM
Another gorgeous piece, I'm amazed at how you're able to achieve the texture of the rock!:)

03-01-2012, 09:10 PM
Awesome! Your lighting is always fantastic.

Kathrin G.
03-02-2012, 01:46 AM
another truly fabulous piece .... wow :clap:
I am always drawn to your colours and textures :thumbsup: :clap:

03-02-2012, 04:00 AM
Nancy this is awesome. Love your work.

03-02-2012, 04:27 AM
This is lovely... the textures, lighting, colours, everything.

online art
03-02-2012, 05:36 AM
I Love this style your doing - great work!

03-02-2012, 07:33 AM
Love it! I saw a leopard painting including stoneaged ruins I'd like to try... this piece speaks to me of that similar nature, really cool!

03-02-2012, 09:05 AM
Thanks Shalese! I love to paint backlit birds...the translucency of their feathers and beaks is really appealing to me.

Thanks Paige - In these pieces I think I channel my first career (geologist). I love rock :)

Thank you Cathy!!


03-02-2012, 09:10 AM
Thanks Kathrin! I'm working on a couple of Europe-inspired pieces like this so stay tuned.

Thank you Linda! I appreciate your encouraging comments :)

Thank you Kanielle...I really enjoyed putting this one together.


03-02-2012, 09:15 AM
Jason - thank you! It's been an eye-opener for me to have these pieces "accepted" as much as they have been. They were a total experiment and I wasn't sure if they were going to work.

Thanks Karen! I'm a strong believer in integrating our interests into our art. Give your idea a try but be open to pulling in other things that interest you. For me (obviously) it's archaeology, ancient art, warm colors, and animals. For you it might be (and likely is) a different combination of things. It took me 6-8 months of playing around with the idea before I hit upon a good mix of subject, materials, and technique for me. Have fun with it :)


03-02-2012, 12:10 PM
Gorgeous color and texture...and great light!

Kathrin G.
03-02-2012, 01:47 PM
Thanks Kathrin! I'm working on a couple of Europe-inspired pieces like this so stay tuned.

Looking forward to them :clap:
Any news in finding a good company to make prints yet ?

03-03-2012, 05:59 AM
Stunning use of light and colour! Looking forward to seeing the Europe inspired ones too!

Nonie Wideman
03-03-2012, 02:28 PM
:clap: can't add much more to the compliments above, I am enjoying your feathered artwork...

03-04-2012, 11:46 PM
Wonderful lighting! Lovely narrative going on!

03-05-2012, 05:49 PM
Thanks Pat!

Kathrin - I'm going to use my printmaker near Denver, CO. I'm going to wait and see how my latest work turns out (one of the Euro ones) before I send a batch of paintings off to be scanned. It's more cost effective for me to have 2-3 painting scanned for prints rather than just one. I'll definitely have this one printed, as well as "Dreams of Flight." Stay tuned :-)

Thank you Mishi!


03-05-2012, 05:50 PM
Thanks Nonie and Pat! I really appreciate your comments :-)


03-05-2012, 06:48 PM
O. M. G. I can't tell you how much I love this piece. Love the composition, love the colors, and love the idea. Really cool stuff! :clap:

chammi kaiser
03-06-2012, 04:20 AM
So very creative. Stunning colours and textures on that rock. This is a delightful painting.

03-07-2012, 09:00 AM
RottweilerMom - thanks!

Thank you for your kind words Chammi!!


03-10-2012, 09:42 PM
Absolutely beautiful... I love this!

03-11-2012, 07:21 AM
Thanks Diddley!


03-12-2012, 02:01 AM
A very unique piece!!! I love it:clap::clap::clap:Nicki

03-14-2012, 06:19 AM
Thank you for the clappers Nicki!