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Buck the Cat is almost always busy. Meow.

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Buck the Cat in a modified pounce. Meow.

Jojoba and Ferocactus

While in Arizona I try to hike every day. The temperature is still below 70 degrees F. during the day, perfect for walking. I walk in one of the Maricopa County Regional Parks, a wild and varied landscape with lots of rocks, animals and plants. I’m always looking for my next painting when I’m there.

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Buck the Cat on defense. Meow.

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Buck the Cat is ever vigilant…he thinks he sees something.

Eastern Bracken Fern

The Eastern Bracken Fern is found in the Adirondacks of New York State. It’s a deciduous rhizome that appears in spring, lives and spreads in the summer, looses its fronds in the fall, winters underground and then starts it all again when the earth thaws. This painting shows the fern in early spring.

Valley Forge, PA

Autumn is upon Valley Forge. The stone barn shown here was built and added to in the 19th c. It has the remnants of a Palladian window in the wall below the ridge, dating it to the Federalist era of architecture.

Black Crappie, Rock Bass

The Black Crappie and the Rock Bass are closely related, both ranging throughout the United States. These were caught in Upstate New York. They are painted true to size.

Large Mouth Bass

This large mouth bass is painted at a scale of 1.5:1 which means the live one was bigger by half. They can grow really big and don’t like to be caught, putting up a strong fight. The husband caught him, I photoed him and he was released back into the Upstate New York Lake from which he came. Now he’s immortalized in this highly desirable painting.Watercolor, 16×12″, 2021, $265.https://www.dailypaintworks.com/buy/auction/1249639

Small Mouth Bass

Small Mouth Bass are found in waters of the US, north to south East to west. The fish shown here was caught in the Adirondack Park in New York. It’s a little unusual in that it was a yellow ocher color. Most are in the green grey range. Perhaps the anomaly can be explained by the fishes diet.

Raquette Lake Inlet

The sun’s asettin’ and we’re still fishing, catching large mouth bass.

Rexxie

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Birdseye view of Buck the Cat eyeing the bird.

Chain Pickerel

This fish is found in the New York Adirondacks as well as a lot of other waters throughout the US. The one I painted is represented full size although it’s a small example. Ted caught it, I took its picture and then he returned to the cold water to swim again, hopefully a wiser fish but probably not. They live to eat, not thinking much about the possiblility of being eaten.

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Buck the step-cat. Meow.

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Buck the Cat at the Crossroads. Meow.

CR 119 Looking Northeast, Westcliffe CO

CR 119 Looking Northeast, $1110USD, Casein, 16×20″, 2021.
https://www.dailypaintworks.com/buy/auction/1219127

Cold front meets warm front. Looks like rain.

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Buck the Cat with his eyes on the prize. Meow.

Water Plants

I painted a masonite board with QOR watercolor ground which allows me to paint on a surface that, untreated, will not absorb the watercolor pigments. After an under painting of watercolor, I filled in shading and detail with casein, a more durable water media.  Usually I use 140 or 300# watercolor paper. Comparing the hardboard ground to paper, I like the masonite a lot as and alternative. I can frame this without a mat or glass and still have a perfectly displayable watercolor. I may add a semi-gloss coat after the painting dries or gently buff the surface for  dull shine,

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Buck the Cat. Really? Meow.

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