100 Days animals Art Blog

The Pony Profile

8×8 in oil on board



Just couldn’t resist stopping to visit with this handsome little pony behind a wire fence by the roadside. It was a beautiful spring day and I believe we shared the same feeling of being ‘let outta’ the barn after a long, dark, cold spell. A little shy at being petted by a stranger,┬áthe pony gave me this lovely profile instead.



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Serenity Reflected


Algonquin Gull
Gull Study


This was painted from a picture taken last fall in Algonquin Park. For the longest time, I sat and watched as this large herring gull and it’s ‘double’ floated serenely across the scene like a living statue. An instant later it unfolded it’s powerful wings and gracefully lifted off into a cloudless sky. Barely any splash. Great moment. Had to paint it. Still makes me smile.