Saturday, October 29, 2016

Two New Paintings

These are a couple of new oils heading for The Waterfowl Festival in Easton, Maryland, November 11-13, 2016.  You can find me and my twenty-five original oils in the Pavilion, right across the street from the Armory at 40 S. Harrison, Easton Maryland.  I hope to see you there!!

8" x 8" oil on panel 

10" x 8" oil on canvas

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Crossing the Turning Tide

I posted this piece without birds a few weeks ago. It leaned against the wall for a while until I figured out what it needed.  Stilts seem to be the answer when I need a bird to add a bit of drama. These are North American black-necked stilts.  This will be one of twenty-five original oils that I'll be exhibiting at The Waterfowl Festival  in Easton, Maryland - November 11, 12 and 13th. You can find me in the Pavilion across the street from the Armory.

The second piece is the final piece I'm painting for the Waterfowl Festival. It's just a little guy - 11" x 11" but it gives me some ideas for a larger painting - eventually.

Crossing the Turning Tide
24" x 30" oil on stretched canvas

11" x 11" oil on gessoed board

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Over a Rising Sea

This is a companion to the last oil I posted a few days ago and like the first, is also 24" x 30" on stretched canvas.

Tern and Sea
24" x 30" oil on stretched canvas

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Work in Progress

This is still not quite finished - it may (or may not) have birds in it. I'm wanting to do large paintings of the sea - because of the abstract quality and colors.  This is my main goal for the next year or two.

Sea Without Birds (for now!)
24" x 30" oil on stretched canvas

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Last Days of Autumn

A drive over Wolf Creek Pass in Colorado a few weeks ago, inspired this little oil. It will be one of twenty or more originals that I'll be showing at The Waterfowl Festival in Easton, Maryland, November 11-13, 2016. 

The Last Days of Autumn
11" x 11" oil on gessoed board

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Keeper of the Woods

Joe Garcia and I are having a show at Mountain Trails Gallery in Sedona, Arizona. Titled, Birds of a Feather, the exhibition features our bird paintings.  Between us, we'll have more than thirty new paintings.  These are a few of the oils that will be featured at the gallery exhibition which will be opening Friday, October 7th from 5 - 8 pm.  I hope to see you there!

Keeper of the Woods (with great-horned owl)
15" x 15" oil on gessoed board 

Descent (barn owl)
14" x 11" oil on gessoed board

Trickster (raven)
12" x 9" oil on gessoed board

Sunday, September 18, 2016


This is a new oil that will be exhibited at one of the shows I'm doing in November.  I had fun painting this one...I like the simplicity of it.

12" x 12" oil on gessoed board

Thursday, September 15, 2016

The Slow Lane

This is a new piece titled, 'The Slow Lane'.  It will be one of about 14 pieces that I'll be exhibiting at Art for the Sangres in Westcliffe, Colorado, September 23 & 24th, 2016.

The Slow Lane
12" x 24" oil on canvas

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Across the Bay

This piece is fresh off the easel. It's a 30" x 30" oil on Ampersand 2" deep cradleboard. Unframed, it gives the painting a more contemporary feel which is what I'm aiming for. The birds are New Zealand pied stilts; a very common bird in my part of New Zealand.

This painting will stay in New Zealand and can be seen at the Opua Gallery on the wharf in Opua.

Across the Bay
30"x30" oil on Ampersand 2" cradleboard
Opua Gallery on the wharf in Opua 

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Little Landscape #5 - View From My Window

In two days it will be the first day of spring here in New Zealand. The day started with winds and heavy rain which are moving south.  After living in Oak Creek Canyon, Arizona,  for thirty-five years, I am not used to being able to see so far from my window. It's a distraction that I'm always tempted to paint, so I did. This was painted plein air, looking south east from my studio window at the passing storm.

Little Landscape #5 - View From my Window
by Adele Earnshaw
Plein air, 6" x 8" oil on gessoed board, unframed
US$ 125 plus $10 shipping