We’ve caught up on most things now after having been gone for a bit, and are painting once again in full swing. We each finished miniatures this past week which I’m sharing with you. My miniature painting, “Preening Brown Pelican” was done from a photo taken in Dunedin, Florida while visiting the area for the MASF show last year.
Both of Wes’ miniatures featuring a beautiful white Goose were done from photos that we took his past November while staying at the Ruffled Duck Inn in Oxford, MA. We learned that this is a special Goose that gathered quite the attention from the people in Oxford and surrounding areas after there was talk of getting rid of her. Thankfully, her main care taker and the many others that adore her presence, won out and she was left alone to carry on and enjoy her peaceful and serene life in Oxford. She was quite lovely the morning we photographed her with the warm sun glistening all around her and carefully outlining her gracefully gliding shape across the water.
Currently on the easel: I’m working on a miniature of a beautiful, sunlit Lion, spread out and resting on a rock, looking quite regal. We each hope to get a couple more miniature paintings completed for our upcoming shows, SEWE in Charleston, SC, and NatureWorks in Tulsa, OK. Please check our exhibit schedule on our website for the exact dates of the shows.
We filmed a few highlights from the MASF show and Wes has made a couple minute video for you to watch and enjoy while getting a sense of being present at the show and experiencing the excitement in the air during the opening day. So enjoy!
Okay . . . I have to share another photo of my adorable nephew Tyler. Wes took this great photo while my family was being blessed with a tour of a couple of private jets at the Okeechobee airport during this past visit to Florida. I just thought this was way too cool as it looks like he’s trying his hand at being a pilot at a very early age. He is just too cute and Wes and I have tried to combat the “missing him blues” with reminiscing about all of the funny things he did while we were there. He is quite the entertainment system!! My niece is due to join the world in just a couple of weeks and we’re all very excited about that as well! I’ll be sharing a photo when she arrives.
Please visit our website for information on current exhibits of our miniatures:http://www.artofwildlife.com/exhibitschedule.html
Until next time ~ Rachelle 🙂