"Morning Star Fox"
There is a den under a patio in Camrose. When I got out early for a walk around the lake one day an older fella told me to walk at 5am and I would see a fox and kits. Well I can barley move at 5am let alone venture outdoors. Wonderfully one day I was graced with this young upstart who refused momma fox heeding and sat outside the den in the morning sun long enough for me to get a few fuzzy shots. I was quite a distance away on the opposite side of the lake when I spotted him and by the time I got close he had vanished under the decking.
"The wind through the forest" Pileated WoodpeckerI have been wanting to paint the Pileated woodpecker for some time now. It was difficult deciding on the background as my canvas base color is a bold cadmium yellow which although did not take away from the bird, did nothing for it either. After a few tries at backgrounds that did not satisfy I finally decided on warming it up with azo yellow and cad orange, underneath is also cad red which helps with the warmth. Now I believe it works.