Monday, February 8, 2010


Our suffering to the winter weather woes are nothing compared to the rest of the country. We could really use some of the snow the rest of the country seems to be getting. This morning was cool at 8 degrees and overcast with low clouds and several flurries falling at the rate of a trace in two or three days if it keeps up that long. Early this morning my two welfare cottontails were waiting at the far end of the yard when I opened the door with a carrot for each. They are in full stampede to get their carrots. We have created monsters. Every now and then our resident Great Horned Owl thanks us for feeding those cottontails to make a nice fat meal for themselves. Natures way.
I am still in the thinking stage for my painting of the deer on the ridge line that I posted. I am leaning towards stacking them in an overlapping fashion up the hillside in a vertical format and as they were in the photographs I took, a little wary about what was going on. My thought is to pose them with the realization that something is not quite right and have them all peering in different directions trying to pinpoint where the danger is coming from. Next is to begin some sketches.

5 comments:

Colette Theriault said...

Gary, I think the deer painting composition is fantastic as I seen your photo in an older post. The scenery where you live is breathtaking so you are so lucky (plus I hear the winters aren't that bad either)! I hope your foot is 100% very soon as spring is just around the corner and I know you probably won't want to stay in that cabin for much longer. Thanks for your comments on my blog re: the Pentagon dog artwork.

Lori Saul said...

Beautiful art and photography- I so enjoyed visiting your wonderful blogs- you have captured the essence and beauty of where you live and share it with us all! I look forward to visiting again!

Teresa said...

I like the sound of the composition you're considering. Tells a story.

RE: 8 degrees.... "cool". Cool? I can tell you don't live in the South! 40 or 50 degrees is cool here! :-)

AutumnLeaves said...

I also like hearing about your deer painting. It will be fabulous! I thank you for feeding the bunny monsters.

April Jarocka said...

Your rabbits are beautiful. I grew up with rabbits Gary and would dearly love another..I have plenty of carrots for yours if you want to send them over..lol