Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Nipigon River Bridge summer 2017

Nipigon River Bridge approach from the West. August 2, 2017
 
ditto
 
construction zone
 
The return... approaching from the East.
 
Traffic control.
 
The "Follow me" truck.
Driving West across the Nipigon River Bridge.
 

Catching up on 2017

Northern Goshawk
Christmas week visitor.
Left without any meal being caught.
 
Barred Owl, Dec. 27, 2017
Warming up in the sun.
Also left without a meal.
 
This was the Northern Goshawk on Dec. 1.
 
This was the fifth of December when we had sort of rainy, icky weather.
 Didn't dampen his spirit one bit... his feathers, yes! Ruffed Grouse.
 
This is his normal display tail.
 
The pileated Woodpecker.
 
Snowshoe hare. One of three still here
 after the Lynx walked through the day before Christmas.
Which was a surprise - no camera!
 
 

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Hairless Squirrel, not sure how this will end

July 14, 2017
 
Very surprising sight.
 
Cropped image of red squirrel missing most of its hair.
 
By late day it had less hair than this. Today, July 15th very little at all left.
 However it is participating in all things squirrels do and is very active.
Checking on the 'net lends one to hope it is just a damp weather fungi attack
 and being warm weather he should survive. One hopes.

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Ten Finger Art - Growing A Monarch

Dandelion Monarch
 
The Beginning
 
The outline is done in black modeling clay.
 
Three shades of orange modeling clay adds the wing colour.
 Leaving the white board show through.
 
Giving it a "foot-hold" on a dandelion.
 
Leaves and grass appearing.
 
Continuing with grass and leaves.
 
After a 24 hour break, starting to finish the grass.
 
Closing in.
 
Complete.  Now it sits for about a week before I put a gel on to seal it.
16 x 20 inches on canvass board.
 

Monday, 10 July 2017

MORE Ten-Finger Art Creations

Goldfinch in Pincherry Blossoms
16 x 20 inches
Modeling Clay
 
The Visitor
16 x 20 inches
Modeling Clay
 
Marigold Lady
16 x 20 inches
Modeling Clay
Creations by artist: B. Brill 2017

Friday, 16 June 2017

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

American Goldfinch

American Goldfinch on the wire.
Carduelis trisis
 
American Goldfinch
Black cap
Black and white tail
 
White under-tail coverts.