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Archive for July, 2013

Two – fer

Courting JaysSince this has been a crazy week, you get a two-fer, that is two updates in one post! The “Courting Jays” have reached the stage where Candy is saying, “Step Away From the Painting!”, so guess it is time to call it finished! It was too crazy in medical services this week to get any “cute” baby bird photos from Liberty Wildlife, so you will just get painting update photos this week! Ripley, the African grey Parrot is visiting this week, so the gourmet meal service to the parrots is in high gear. The search for the subject of the next “Blue Birds Of Happiness Series” is going on now, as I search my massive store of photos for the one that looks JUST Right to paint! In the meantime check out the finished painting while I go clean a few parrot cages and vacuum the floor……again! Hey you guys…..stop throwing that gourmet fruit salad all over…….who just spilled the water?????……No it is not time for a nut……you want a grape!?!?!??!?!??!Courting Jays


Blue Birds of Happiness

Courting JaysWelcome to the next painting in the “Blue Birds of Happiness” series. Got this photo in Ramsey Canyon, a couple of Mexican Jays exhibiting courting behavior. It is awesome to be able to capture a behavior rather than paint a bird sitting on a branch, LOL! BTW, the last painting of the Gila woodpeckers has a name! “Gila Hacienda”, Thanks for all of the suggestions, could not have done it without you! In the meantime this little piece needs a name, so suggestions are welcome!

We have been having a great summer, traveling, kayaking and of course…….shopping! Those of you who have liked my artist page on Facebook, , may have been seeing photos of the kayak adventure at Hoover Dam. If you have not, please take a look and catch up on all of the photos of different animals who have made their way to Liberty Wildlife to be healed so they can continue their life’s journey back in the wild. Here is a sample in case you missed them. Enjoy and have a great summer!


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