Sunday, December 14, 2014

Snorkeling in the Bay


Snorkeling in the Bay
16x16
Oil on Canvas

I never knew that snorkeling the Hanauma Bay was on my life's bucket list until I actually did it.
Yeah. Put it on your bucket list. It is..there are no words....Perfect. Beautiful. Natural. Breathtaking.

I LOVE how the colors worked out in this particular painting. So crisp. I feel like I can feel the waves moving me around while floating. It reminds me of that awesome afternoon.

This painting is also available at Horne Fine Art

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Searching for Honu


Searching for Honu
16x16
Oil on Canvas

Ahhhh...O'ahu! Take me away. Thanks sweet Greg and Lisa for taking us away! 

This painting is available at beautiful 

Honu is the Hawaiian word for Green Sea Turtle. Just as Greg and Steven are looking for deer everywhere we go, in the ocean they were always looking for Honu. Or possibly a shark or something terrifying. But they were kind enough never to mention the scary stuff.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Fighter


Fighter
11x14
Oil on Stretched Canvas

This was such a fun project for me! I love dogs! I love the modern day hunter enthusiasts in my life! 

We all know we can go to the store and buy some poultry or a steak with ease. Modern day hunting is rooted in a survivalist tradition, but today it is all about the experience. I am the daughter of hunters, married into hunter, and it appears I am raising hunters. For me, the deer hunt or the elk hunt, is all about a weekend in a house and kitchen sporadically aglow with hunter orange. The hunters return with stories and smiles and sometimes, something to eat. Don't tell them I said this, but they don't often kill anything, but they seem so happy and content with their day. Always, my husband tells me how beautiful it is. It seems a great excuse to get out and get into nature and be with family. Maybe this isn't the experience for everyone.  I also know there is a huge spectrum of opinions in terms of hunting this day in age. But for our family it is a happy, pleasant time enjoying nature and each other. 

I am honored to be part of this gifting experience for my patron. Training an animal to hunt with you seems like it could be a degree at Hogwarts. It enters into the realm of magical for me. There is such a  great bond between the dog and his hunter. That moment when the dog freezes and points tense and still. So cool! So much communication happening with virtually no words! 
I am really pleased with this painting. I learned so much. Happy Hunting and Christmas!

Friday, November 28, 2014

A Day at the Beach


A Day at the Beach
12x12
Oil on Hardboard

This was such a fun project for me. Thank you my sweet friend for letting me have this great learning experience! I hope you enjoy it! 

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Impressions




I know I am supposed to pick just one picture! But honestly how could I!

Joining The Mama Byrd a little late:)