Monarch

Monarch

My latest art project has been completed!!

It started with an acrylic pour technique to establish the backdrop for the main character.  The layers built from there using combinations of different mediums. A bit of digital adjusting thrown in at the end to add the finishing touch.

There is a silent army of backyard monarch enthusiasts.  They create optimal conditions for monarchs and watch as hundred of monarchs fly away each year. A milkweed buffet is prepared and maintained. Watch is kept to deter predators, like wasps, from over harvesting.

Some general information about monarch butterflies

Thanks for stopping by!

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Mother’s day gift chosen by recipient 🙂

https://www.zazzle.com/z/lbumg

https://www.zazzle.com/store/active_art

 

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Find the Music

Find the Music

A lot of people I know are musicians.  People I grew up with, family, friends. When someone brings out an instrument, you know something good is going to happen.  I have never seen anyone set strings on their lap and then start an argument.  Maybe, Dueling Banjos.

 

I keep trying out new ways of adding texture and depth.  This was a lot of fun to play with.  I hope you can hear some music in it.

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Guitar Heat Poster

https://www.zazzle.com/guitar_heat_poster-256733725730517827

 

Wildlife Drive

Wildlife Drive

 

Sights that were very helpful in trying to ID some of the birds”

https://www.floridasnature.com/florida_birds.html

Online bird guide, bird ID help, life history, bird sounds from Cornell

A 2 hour tour

A 2 hour tour

I decided to revisit the same boat tour that I took in 2013

The location seemed different and the captain was different.  At check in, I was informed that they had moved 3 years ago.  I must not have looked too lost as 2 different people asked me for directions and specifics about the boat.

I am still trying to get used to the new lens.  It is a lot less forgiving than what I was using.  Just about everything on the roll was out of focus.

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anhinga

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mama gator

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baby gators

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Great egret

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Limpkin mama and baby

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Limpkin mama not happy about our boat

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Green around the Egret eye because- time to mate!

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Is the turtle on the right trying to fly?

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Food fight

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