It has been a beautiful hot dry July. Although we wait for this time of year with such egarness the heat knocks us out. Its been so hot that the garden just gets watered and not much else so this week I painted instead. I found a photo I liked and this painting is the result.
I must admit I do enjoy painting chickens. For that matter I enjoy watching,feeding and for the few that let me, picking them up for a cuddle. They are not so keen on being picked up but one or two of my sisters birds will let me.
This painting is based on a photo by: James Sheppard https://flic.kr/p/5koVJJ
We have been seeing a mother deer at the swamp edge of our property. We know that she has a baby fawn hidden there because one afternoon the fawn was crying for its mother, she must have taken too long foraging on her own. Mark and I had to check on it to make sure it was ok and not in danger. We have quite a few fishers here and Mark has rescued two fawns in the past, one tore up by a fisher the other about to be. The baby fawn was fine and just wanted its mother....thankfully.
This painting is based on a photo by: Clay Junell https:/flic.kr/p/2gcH3r.
He captured such a great image.