The juvenile Crested Caracara is taking shape. It will probably require one more night of work.
The Crested Caracara has my full attention now—and I’m adding color!
A recent celebrity on the San Mateo County coast. After more than a week, I was able to chase this Crested Caracara, a Mexican visitor, and my class admired it with me. Still finding it hard to use color…
This adult Ferruginous Hawk was struck by a model airplane while my class watched last Saturday. It survived, but is in rehab. I hope to add color to this portrait soon.
Thayer’s Gull, just a little closer to completion… Larophiles, please don’t get all nutty about the head streaking, bill and primary pattern—I’m doing my best with the time I have….
Initial sketch for an adult Thayer’s Gull. Probably my favorite regularly occurring Gull… Hard to say, Mew is a close second.
Anna’s Hummingbird for my “cousin’s” Christmas present—perhaps one of the most awesome, everyday-things we have in California. Take a moment to remember how lucky we all are to have this beautiful flying jewel in our back yards and downtown offices year round. Pretty amazing little miracle, wouldn’t you say?