This spring I went into a wooded area and sketched and photographed some fallen trees. At one point I fell off a log into a deep stream and thought I had destroyed my new digital camera. But a week later I had a little Easter miracle when I turned the camera on after putting it in a Ziploc bag with some rice and it worked. If you ever drop something electronic in water don't turn it on, put it in a Ziploc bag with rice for about a week. The rice absorbs the moisture. I composed this scene from the reference material I gathered that day.
In the Forest
11"x14", Oil on linen panel
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Saturday, May 7, 2011
My painting Courtship was juried into the Society of Animal Artists 51st Annual Show, which will be held in Traverse City, MI at the Dennos Museum Center! Every year this show hosts paintings by giants like Robert Bateman and Lars Jonsson, so I'm much honored to have been accepted into the show. 364 Submissions where made and the process included 9 judges and took 6 hours to complete. The show begins September 15th, 2011.