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soul to sun

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Ice Bears, Wild Things on October 21, 2014 at 9:50 pm
watercolor aceo 10/1014

watercolor aceo 10/1014

Smell of the snow, warmth of the sun……an ice bear meditation.

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cats

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Zenkats on March 10, 2013 at 2:34 pm
watercolor aceo 3/2013

watercolor aceo 3/2013

I watched a big, beautiful bobcat streak through my land in the snow. It occurred to me that all cats look pretty much alike. Some are very large and some are very small but they all behave like cats.

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the white

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Wolves on March 9, 2013 at 2:20 pm
watercolor aceo c3/2013

watercolor aceo c3/2013

Yesterday was very much a snow day. About 8 inches had fallen, it was still snowing and it was foggy. Everything was white. The dogs and I went for a walk. It was so still and so white. In the woods beside us coyotes watched us. I couldn’t see them, but the dogs had ‘mohawks’ and were very wary. Even though the coyotes are grey and brown they were totally cloaked by the snowy scene. It was as though the white had swallowed us all….me, dogs, coyotes. Very trippy.

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snow

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Wolves on February 23, 2013 at 12:29 pm
watercolor aceo 2/2013

watercolor aceo 2/2013

Winter is hardship for the wild. The coyotes have been like fleas in the area where I live. They are hungry. So I keep Buddha on a leash for walks because the coyotes will run him into the woods where he will become a meal. I don’t think so. I’ve rescued 3 dogs in the past 24 hours. Two pits whose owner I was able to find. A Chihuahua who sat looking at my house for hours. I finally went out and brought her inside realizing that no one was going to claim her. Probably the owner ‘dumped’ her. So calous. She would have no chance of surviving the night.

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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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winter sun

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Wild Things on October 27, 2012 at 8:04 pm

watercolor aceo 10/2012 

The arctic hare has put on his winter coat so that his chances of survival in a predatory environment are increased.

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gyp

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Ice Bears on October 4, 2011 at 2:08 pm

original watercolor aceo 3.5 x 2.5 c10/2011

The Ket, a tribe of central Siberia, regarded the bear as their ancestor. They prayed to the spirit of the bear and referred to the bear as gyp, “grandfather.”

 

luna

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Wild Things on August 4, 2011 at 2:07 pm

original watercolor aceo 3.5 x 2.5 c8/2011

The bear is a powerful totem animal. The bear teaches you to go within and awaken your potential. The bear is linked to the moon….lunar ties to the subconscious. Luna seems to be in a very contemplative state. Perhaps thinking about the berry patch discovered yesterday just north of the stream.

mask

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Ice Bears on July 26, 2011 at 3:01 pm

 

original watercolor aceo 3.5 x 2.5 c7/2011

A bear attending the Tundra Masquerade Party in a bear costume.

bear prayer

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Ice Bears on July 12, 2011 at 10:28 am

original watercolor aceo 3.5 x 2.5

Within the Inuit Indian tribes the Great Spirit controlled the caribou and took the form of a huge, white bear. It was the Inuit  conjurer who had the power to influence that spirit to send deer to the Inuit when they were starving.

This is my first painting since moving. It was a difficult move and I still don’t have my studio organized much less….my life. But all is well and little by little things get organized. Love my studio.  I have ‘packed’ a big house into a very small space. The dogs and I are having personal space issues. Buddha especially seems to lie in the middle of all the narrow walk ways. He has a deck in the trees, but he is still confused by the transition. Maus has taken refuge on my bed. Oh well. More to come with photos. Just found my camera.

Three of the studio walls are windows and surrounded by giant cedars. When it snows this winter I will be seeing only snow on the cedars out my windows. I’m looking forward to being settled and painting more.