Fields of Plenty
Fine Art by artist Joanne Thorpe - Description: Oil on panel. I found this vineyard in my travels through California. I was attracted to the spot of light hitting the vineyards. The backlit tree was an additional bonus.
Fine Art by artist Shari Erickson - Description: With their intricate fine line patterned feathers, Gadwalls have a reputation amongst waterfowl artists for being hard to paint. I found that to be true! This painting is a study in neutrals, and the effects of light on feathers and water.
Fine Art by artist Jeffrey Hall - Description: Acrylic mixed media; sand, repurposed paper on canvas. Composition and Zen principles, informed this piece about the elements. Tranquility and Spiritual upliftings.
Silver Gray Squirrel
Fine Art by artist Shari Erickson - Description: It seems to me that people either love or hate squirrels! I love them! They are clever and so beautiful. I've painted this one surveying his realm, from a stately old oak with mossy branches. This species is dependent upon oak groves for their food and shelter.
Fine Art by artist Shari Erickson - Description: Canada Geese are quite majestic, when they aren't acting all goofy that is! My two proud posers rule over a wetland landscape of great importance to many wonderful species of birds and animals, dressed up in a golden end to a beautiful day.
Fine Art by artist Shari Erickson - Description: This painting is a celebration of Oregon's Willamette Valley grasslands. The Western Meadowlark sings his beautiful lilting melody as he surveys his territory. The butterfly is an endangered Fender's Blue. The flowers are Kincaid's Lupine, also extremely rare. The butterfly caterpillars only feed on this lupine. Efforts to restore habitat for the lupine, and thus for the butterfly as well, have resulted in growing numbers of both. They can be found at Baskett Slough and William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuges in the Willamette Valley.