Great Blue Heron

This fall I caught my first glimpse of a Great Blue Heron. I just so happened to be looking out my picture window and gazing through the trees to the creek below. It was thrilling to watch it move along the creek, hunting in the tall grasses. I knew that this one would be on my art “to do” list soon. And so here it is, all finished now. I hope I was able to capture it’s essence, in all it’s magnificence.

Nature Bird Art Illustration Drawing

“Then God said, “Let the waters teem with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth in the open expanse of the heavens.” – Genesis 1:20

Wood Thrush & Pokeberry

Two new species that 2019 brought to our property was the ever elusive Wood Thrush and the little appreciated Pokeberry plant, providing me with further inspiration, wonder, and understanding. I’ll let this post rest there and leave you with my latest work.

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“He has made everything beautiful in its time.” – Ecclesiastes 3:11

Forest Shadow

It moves quietly in the shadows of the forest.

Like a mist, fading in and around its surroundings.

A flickering wisp, lingering without a sound.

A thought, then it vanishes.

Among the shadows, ever watching.

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Goldfinch & Thistle

There is never a lack of inspiration here in the summer, only the lack of time to put down all my ideas. This summer has been no different, and life has been busy for me with everything else except artwork. This piece took me 4 months to go from concept to finish, which is not what I had in mind, but nonetheless I feel happy about how it turned out. Sometimes taking a long time on art is exactly what it needs to be crafted properly!

 

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“He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge.” -Psalm 91:4