I saw this big boy from a distance, and just loved how he looked on the top of that telephone pole. I’m always impressed about just how far inland these birds can travel from the ocean.
This image was taken looking up inside one of the tiny corner towers at the fort, though I have no idea if this is how they originally looked or if there were once some internal structures to allow a sentry to view through the windows during guard duty. Either way, it was a fascinating place to visit.
This was taken shortly after we brought these two little scamps home two years ago; now the ginger kitty is around 12 pounds and the darker one in the background is pushing 15 pounds. Big cats! And utterly delightful to be around.
One of the things I like about art is that it can be done anytime, anywhere. Below is the original photo I shot of our old property in Colorado over a decade ago, and I used it as the basis for the above watercolor painting last weekend.
When I was a teenager doing art, this watercolor would have driven me mad — as it doesn’t look exactly like the photograph, it’s not realistic enough. And now? Now I love being able to selectively edit an image and paint it however I wish.