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.
 

Myrtle at my window

Myrtle Warbler/Yellow Rump Warbler May 23, 2017
Dendroica coronate
 
Northern and Eastern birds have white sides of neck.
 
Northern and Eastern birds have white neck.
 
Yellow on sides.
 
White below with heavy streaking on sides.
 
Yellow on crown.
 
Size: 5 inches
 
Breast band dark cheek patch.
 
Two white wing bars.