Thursday

Backyard Birds of the Berkshires - A Tiny Art Series

I am always so inspired by the beautiful birds that frequent my backyard feeders! Especially here in the Berkshires of Massachusetts where the summer birds as well as feathered visitors that arrive in our deepest winters, spark my creativity. I am slowly creating a new series of small paintings (5" x 5" to 10"x 10") of our common backyard birds.

I'm fascinated with the idea of recreating old wallpaper designs to add a unique juxtaposition in my small paintings to the feathered jewels at my bird feeders. This American Goldfinch is the first effort in my new series. I'm not fully happy with the intensity of the background color in the original, so I altered the print version to represent my vision more closely.


American Goldfinch
Colored Pencil and Ink
Original and Prints Available Here

Summer in the Berkshires is brief, but spectacular. With sprawling lush-green country fields, bright-charming gardens, and vivid window boxes against the quaint New England homes. During our brief summers, I love the visual treasure of colorful birds alongside a backdrop of vibrant flowers. Then, winter in New England can be quite severe and it’s not unusual on a January day to have the wind chill dip to 40 degrees below zero with snow blowing and icicles covering the windows.Yet even on a day like that, when I look out my studio window, the backyard birds are flitting about gathering seeds from my feeder and chirping merrily. In addition to their cheery attitude, their colors are breathtaking! There is nothing like the unworldly red of the Northern Cardinal against a stark gray and icy white backdrop.



Stay tuned for more updates on this new series of small bird paintings as they emerge form my imagination.

Saturday

Small, Ready To Hang Art of Animals, Bunny Rabbits, Birds and Woodland Critters

 I have painted close to 500 unique little works of art known as ACEOs, (Art Cards, Editions, and Originals that measure 2.5 inches x 3.5 inches) over the last ten years. Each and every small painting I created lovingly in colored pencil and ink. Now I am offering my miniature animal art pre-framed and ready to hang with free shipping!

Buy These Art Gems Here!


Look for your perfect Easter gift, Mothers Day present or a treat for yourself by clicking here in my Etsy shop. If you don't see an animal art print that you love, search my shop sections titled "Mini Art..." for 475 other unique small works of art that I can frame for you. I can also gift wrap one of these framed and matted miniatures and include a special note from you.

These are beautifully matted and framed archival prints of my ACEOs. The small work of art are ready to hang on your kitchen wall or stand sweetly on your living room side table. I created the original piece using Colored Pencil and Ink. The mats are double cut with beveled edges and are custom hand crafted on Etsy. The silver champagne finish 5 inch by 7 inch frame adds a touch of elegance to my tiny work of art.

Enjoy and Happy Spring!!

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