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Swallow watercolor - work in progress

swallow painting work in progress

On my work table today, A new watercolor of a Barn Swallow. Painting some new birds for a show in the Spring.

Shiba Inu watercolor painting



The marathon of dog watercolors I'm doing for the holidays has started! Here is one of the new ones. A portrait of a black and tan Shiba Inu in the snow!



Above, Christmas cards featuring the painting I printed for the client.
 

Piping Plover watercolor and new birds

Piping plover painting

Piping Plover
5x7" Watercolor Painting
Print

I painted this tiny shorebird a couple months ago. A Piping Plover with shadows and reflections .

I've also updated the bird gallery with other recent watercolors which you can check that out here:
http://www.dswatercolors.com/gallery/birds-feathers

Yellow-rumped Warbler watercolor painting

yellow-rumped warbler watercolor

My newest watercolor. A Yellow-rumped Warbler (male), one of my favorite birds. I love warblers because they are so fun to watch and identify. It's still a challenge to identify the unique patterns and colors of each warbler. This one can be identified by, among other markings, the yellow patches on it's rump, side, and crown.

5x7" Print in the shop

Cutthroat Trout Watercolor Painting

cutthroat trout watercolor
Cutthroat Trout Watercolor
13x6 inches

A popular fish among fly fisherman. No wonder - a beautiful speckled pattern and red coloring from which it is named after. This was a watercolor I painted for fun right after completing a month long job of painting seafood and fish illustrations. It had been in the back of my mind for a while and I guess I figured I'd do it while I was still in practice.

Prints are available here:
Cutthroat Trout Print
 

Blue Crabs Watercolor Painting

blue crab watercolor painting

On my last beachcombing trip to the Chesapeake Bay, and was able to snap a few photo references for this Blue Crab watercolor painting. Pleased with how this one turned out, I'm especially happy with the color. I like the color variation between the crabs, and the bright pops of blue and red among the otherwise subtle colors really bring this piece to life.

11x17"
Watercolor painting

Prints are available in the shop: Blue Crabs Watercolor Print


blue crabs watercolor illustration

Husky Watercolor Painting

husky watercolor painting

A Husky watercolor portrait I painted the other month.
This was an 11x14" painting. It was a fun one to do a bit larger. I used a larger brush than I usually work with and was able to get some nice textures with it.

11x14" Dog Watercolor Portrait
 

Environmental illustrations for Colorado River publication

Environmental illustrations

This was a fun project I worked on for an Environmental Defense Fund publication about the Colorado River. I did seven small watercolors illustrating the wildlife, habitats, and life along the river.
It appears in their Summer 2014 Solutions magazine.

Wildlife environment illustrations

Osprey Watercolor

Osprey watercolor illustration. Painted in a loose but accurate style that would translate well to a small scale.
Desert Ecosystem illustration
Desert habitat watercolor illustration

Check out my editorial illustration portfolio for more.
 

Beer Bottle Cap Alphabet Print

Beer Bottlecap Alphabet
Excited to have this new print in the shop! It's something a bit different, 26 beer bottlecaps for each letter of the alphabet. I've collected bottlecaps since I was a kid, and most of these are from my collection. I had fun picking out the caps, a lot feature animals or colorful, interesting designs. A nice mix of vintage and new caps, and a range of American, Canadian and international beers.


bottlecap illustration

"Bottle caps A to Z"
13x19" Watercolor Painting

beer poster

Snowy Owl feather watercolor painting

Snowy Owl feather watercolor
Snowy Owl Feather
watercolor on paper - 10x7"

A new commissioned feather painting. A white Snowy Owl feather on a dark textured wood background.


snowy owl feather painting