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golden moon

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Two Spirits on October 29, 2019 at 5:04 pm

watercolor 10/2019

One thing to remember is to talk to the animals. If you do, they will talk back to you. But if you don’t talk to the animals, they won’t talk back to you, then you won’t understand, and when you don’t understand you will fear, and when you fear you will destroy the animals, and if you destroy the animals, you will destroy yourself.

……chief dan george 

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holder of the dream

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Ravens and Crows, Things with Feathers on March 19, 2018 at 4:20 pm



Aceo Original watercolor

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The raven in this painting is what is called a ‘Spirit Raven.’ It is found mainly in British Columbia. Very rare bird. I personally love genetically white birds and animals. They seem sacred and of course Native Americans  regard the Spirit Raven as sacred.

The common raven has a 4 ft wingspan and is over two feet from head to tail. The raven is often misidentified as a crow – a closely related bird. Ravens are uncommon in populated urban areas. If you see a “really big crow” in the city, the chances are good that it really is a crow and not a raven.

Ravens soar more than crows. If you see a “crow” soaring for more than a few seconds, take another look – it might be a raven. Common Ravens can do a somersault in flight and even fly upside down. Ravens are longer necked in flight than crows.


In Art Watercolor Gallery, Zenkats on January 15, 2013 at 2:40 pm
watercolor aceo 1/14/2013

watercolor aceo 1/14/2013

I know that I am dating myself, but do you remember that early sit/com “Bewitched?” I think it was Elizabeth Montgomery who played the lead witch “Sabrina.” I don’t know where my mind pulled that from but that’s how I named Ms. cat. I most often have titles pop into my head during some part of the process of painting.

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In Art Watercolor Gallery, Zenkats on December 19, 2012 at 1:25 pm
watercolor aceo c12/2012

watercolor aceo c12/2012

Am I the only one who doesn’t think this is funny????



In Art Watercolor Gallery, Owls, Things with Feathers, Wild Things on December 14, 2012 at 1:47 pm
watercolor aceo 12/2012

watercolor aceo 12/2012

“Not knowing when the dawn will come, I open every door.”……………
Emily Dickinson


the postman

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Zenkats on December 2, 2012 at 4:46 pm
watercolor aceo 12/2012

watercolor aceo 12/2012

Ted liked his fresh kill so much that he would wait in a snow bank for prey. A real mounain cat. Neither rain nor snow nor sleet….as they say about the postal service.

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white lion

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Wild Things on November 14, 2012 at 9:19 pm

watercolor aceo c11/2012

The white lion is a sacred symbol of a higher promise just like the white buffalo and yet they are facing extinction. I included the totem of the dragonfly which symbolizes the opening of one’s eyes and the ability to see beyond the limitations of the human. So Wake Up!

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fierce wisdom

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Wolves on October 18, 2012 at 2:51 pm

watercolor aceo 10/2012

the sun rose

she lay still on the battlefield

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daystar’s hope

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Painted Ponies on October 15, 2012 at 7:44 pm

watercolor aceo 10/2012

If you have ever been around horses, I know that you have been around flies. We had a heating up of the weather today. Very nice, but all these little tiny flies appeared. While I was painting this horse the flies were buzzing up my nose, in my ears and eyes and every other place they could find. Painting, needless to say was quite difficult. I finally took my painting to the bathroom and finished it in there with no flies. I know they drive the horses crazy and the ones that also bite attack the horses. Ah….a lesson in compassion.

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In Art Watercolor Gallery, Ravens and Crows, Things with Feathers, Wild Things on September 2, 2012 at 11:15 am

watercolor miniature 9/2012

Birdman –  “A person who knows how to fly into the other worlds, to connect with spirits and bring messages.”

Raven…both a protector and a trickster.