This is a quick drawing done this evening from a reference photo. It is 9 x 12 in graphite on Mi Tientes pastel paper. This is a fun species of owl to observe, in that it often hunts in daytime. It is a winter visitor to our area.
Here is an updated WIP onthe Deschutes Cliffs 18 x 24 inch oil piece. This version is close to being done (it might actually be, I need to let it rest a few days and look at it again). The other piece is a 9 x 12 graphite on Mi Tientes paper of an American Crow from reference photo I took in our back yard a year or so ago.
Here are two almost-finished (perhaps fully finished -haven't decided yet...!) oil versions of quicker watercolor studies I did and posted here previously. Both these are 18 x 24 inches on stretched canvas. The Deschutes River canyon is in central Oregon, and is high desert country. The painting with the Great Egrets was based on reference photos taken while doing plein air painting at the mouth of the Salmon River on the Oregon Coast.
This is a watercolor, 11 x 14 inches, of a view looking downriver in the Deschutes River canyon in central Oregon. This is high desert country, and a favorite place of mine, where I've done an annual float trip with two friends each of the last 25 years. It is a wonderfully wild and beautiful place.