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moon speak

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Coyote, Wild Things on June 7, 2014 at 10:52 am
watercolor aceo 6/2014

watercolor aceo 6/2014

The coyotes were out this morning far down in the forest singing their wild song. It is always distressing a bit because I equate the song with a fresh kill. There are different views as to what their arias mean, but due to many pet losses here on the mountain we all think of death. Yama is close. I used to worry about my cat when I heard the coyotes but they either got him or he wandered into a new home. He was like that……moving from house to house. He dropped in one day as a free cat and I let him have his freedom all the while knowing that he might have a short life. He was good at the game too. My dogs were barking and I made sure to keep them close on our walk. The dogs have no understanding of being captured by a large pack of coyotes. They do hate coyotes and love a good chase. A few weeks ago a lone coyote was beneath my deck looking up at my dogs. He was broadcasting his scent and the dogs went wild. Shri coyote knows where Buddha and Maus live and he is not afraid of them or me. It is so exciting to be around the yotes and a little dangerous.

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hunting vole

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Coyote, Wild Things on September 12, 2013 at 3:23 pm
watercolor aceo 9/2013

watercolor aceo 9/2013

Coyotes are adept at the art of hunting small prey. They dig them out and dispatch them quickly.
Dinner!

 

harvest moon shield

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Coyote on September 3, 2013 at 11:21 am
watercolor aceo c9/2013

watercolor aceo c9/2013

Coyote tells us to be mindful of our actions.

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coyote medicine

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Wild Things on August 29, 2013 at 11:54 am
watercolor aceo c8/2013

watercolor aceo c8/2013

Nothing is sacred. Everything is sacred.

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moon study

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Wild Things on August 9, 2013 at 2:32 pm
watercolor aceo c8/2013

watercolor aceo c8/2013

I was walking my dogs. It always starts out this way. I noticed a coyote perhaps a 100 yards up the road. I didn’t want the dogs to chase the coyote and since they were occupied in the brush I made silent shooing motions toward the coyote in hopes that it would run away. On the contrary it turned to face me full on and just studied me for what seemed an eternity. Luckily it went on its way before Buddha and Maus saw it. I wonder what this is all about. Is the coyote just naturally curious? Of course it is. But there was no fear. This experience of being studied and followed by coyotes continues for me. So coyote is in my life. Very interesting. It is very intimate. An awesome experience for me.
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spirit vision

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Wild Things on May 11, 2013 at 1:14 pm
watercolor aceo 5/2013

watercolor aceo 5/2013

My dogs and I walked to ‘Coyote Meadow’ this morning. No coyotes in sight. It is warmer now and more people milling about so I won’t see them much until the winter fog rolls in. So Buddha is once again off leash. He is a runner. but he always comes back. He watches me from the corner of his eye to see the moment when I have been distracted and am no longer keeping my eye on him. Then he just sort of blends into the trees. He is a bit wild in this way. I suppose it could be because I have always allowed him space to roam. He’s a good dog. Just untrustworthy. Just need to keep him from penetrating the deep woods and meeting the coyotes.

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the jester

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Wild Things on March 30, 2013 at 2:54 pm
watercolor aceo 3/2013

watercolor aceo 3/2013

Coyote medicine will teach you to see your true self. Coyote is funny and a first class trickster. Pay attention because all is not always what it seems.

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coyote shadow

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Wild Things on March 27, 2013 at 1:44 pm
watercolor aceo c3/2013

watercolor aceo c3/2013

I met coyote again today sitting right where I usually rest when on a walk. Since the dogs wanted to chase him and it was difficult to hang onto them, I turned around and headed back home. This coyote followed me little by little. He matched my length of steps with his own. He would just look at us when I stopped. Finally, as I approached the main road, he just lay down in the sunny field. I would love to know his game and game it must be since coyotes are so smart and tricky but this behavior is mysterious to me.

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scent of blue coyote

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Wild Things on March 23, 2013 at 1:35 pm
watercolor aceo 3/2013

watercolor aceo 3/2013

My dogs caught scent of coyote this morning while we were walking. Then we heard their yowling. Probably a fresh kill. I thought of this little bar in the desert called the “Blue Coyote’  where I have gone with friends for a pitcher of Marguerites.

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ra

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Paintings in process, Wild Things on March 12, 2013 at 6:17 pm

'RA' 1000

 

‘RA’    watercolor aceo c/12/2013

I recently received a request to show progressive images of a painting in progress. So here it is and if you just scroll down you can see how one of my paintings comes together.

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sketch 300_0001

 

I sketch my subject with a #5H pencil and use a 3B to darken parts so that I can see the image on my light table. This is a 2.5 x 3.5 size.

 

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Coyote on my light table. I like to be able to adjust proportions if I need with out any erasure. Even light erasure will affect how the paint lays on the paper. I like it nice and clean.

drawing 300

 

On the light table I place the sketch and the watercolor paper over. I lightly trace the image onto the aceo blank using a 5H pencil. I like to keep the lines as invisible as I can.

 

1  300

 

I paint definitive areas very lightly usually with a pastel color so that I can see how the image is developing. I am using a #@, #4, #6 brushes. Sometimes I will use just one hugh brush with a nice point.

 

2  300,jpg

 

I just keep adding layers of color. Because I was recording this process I had to let the painting dry each time I scanned. Most often I paint right through without letting anything dry. Of course parts will dry and I come back to them. I’m usually not thinking about this but just doing the art. I don’t stop to answer the phone because it changes the outcome to let it dry.

 

3  300

 

Adding more layers of color and details. I am working from light to dark. Darks don’t see the paper until the very end.

 

'RA' 1000

 

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