For the last few weeks, we noticed our bird feeder (actually we changed it to a squirrel feeder to keep them away from the bird feeders which was working quite well) was being raided overnight. I knew squirrels were not out at night, so one night when I was up late, I thought I heard a noise out back and quickly turned on the flood light. There he was caught red handed, a raccoon. He was on his hind legs and using his hands to pull the feeder down to his feeding level.
He just froze in the light, didn't even try to run, and then simply kept eating! Guess I was not about to interrupt his midnight buffet. I was quite surprised that they liked sunflower seeds in the shell. He wasn't shelling them he was eating them whole.
We fill them in the morning now, and let them run out by night. He is not getting quite the fill he was, so has since left. But I tried to capture him in my little watercolor.
I painted him on a 7 x 10 inch watercolor paper using a dip pen and permanent black ink and then a wash of watercolor. I have signed and dated this little painting. He will be mounted behind a white mat board ready for your 8 x 10 inch frame.
As with all my paintings, shipping is included in the price if shipped within USA and Canada.
I lived in the countryside for a long time, and while we were building our house we lived in an old beat up trailer. So of course I spent most of my time outdoors or helping with the house to save money. Across the road was a cow farm, and I was always drawn to this one tree in the middle of the field. It stood there all by itself through all the seasons, which in Ontario can get intense! I decided to do a little watercolor to try and capture the sunset and this one lone sunset tree. We lived there 14 years and I would look for it each day when I woke up. We have since moved but my daughter still enjoys seeing this tree. ENJOY!
I have just uploaded another painting I have been working on and is now complete. The honey bee!
Honey Bee's population are dwindling and we need them to pollinate which helps with food production and of course honey. We need to be more careful with pesticides as they can be mistaken for a wasp. The honey bee is not out to ruin your day the same way wasps and hornets do, so be mindful the best you can..
This is a 7 x 10 inch drawing that will be mounted behind an 8 x 10 inch acid free white mat with backing board and, as with all my artwork the shipping is included in the price if you live in USA or CANADA. Overseas customers please contact me first.
Have a great day!
Hi there! My name is Diane Palmer, and I love to draw and paint. I love to try new things, and in this blog and my website you will see the results of my artistic endeavors!