Category Archives: Photo Trips In The Wild

Photo Trips and Field Work (painting birds & animals)

With the return of Spring, I love taking time out of the studio to get into the field for sketching and photographing reference materials.  There is nothing like being there to see and watch the many birds/animals, both large and … Continue reading

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April Photo Adventures In The Wild (waterfowl)

I know Spring has arrived when the Canada geese return to our pond.  While it is still covered with ice, it won’t be long now.  The ice is opening up along the edges and at the beaver dam where the … Continue reading

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Making Nest Boxes for Wood Ducks & Barred Owl

With the thought of warmer temperatures coming in the next month or so, my husband and I were inspired to make some nest boxes for wood ducks and a barred owl.  I think the owls might be nesting now; however, … Continue reading

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Photo Adventures In The Wild (Moose!!)

Early one Sunday morning, we just happened upon this adolescent moose foraging along a stream near our house.  I’m not sure who was more surprised…us or the moose!  This was before we just got a dumping of over 35″ of … Continue reading

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Photo Adventures In The Wild (turkeys & rabbits and deer, oh my!)

We’ve had our first serious snowfall and almost immediately, our woodland neighbors showed up.  Somehow, I think they know when we start putting out seeds and corn for the birds.  Our compost pile is close by where the remains of … Continue reading

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Finding Inspiration In Maine (Mallard duck painting)

A few weeks ago, my husband and I took a trip to Maine, where we had high hopes of seeing moose to photograph.  Well, anything else for that matter too, but we specifically went for moose.  The weekend we chose … Continue reading

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A Window of Inspiration

The view from my studio window is a source of inspiration for me.  When we were building, I wanted as much natural light as possible in the studio. Since I spend a lot of time in there, I want to … Continue reading

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Photo Adventures In The Wild (New Hampshire)

It has been a relief and a joy to get outdoors after the long winter months and the many weeks of preparing for my latest exhibition of artwork (see previous posts!) to feel the warmth of the sun again!  The … Continue reading

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Springtime at Nature’s Way Studio II

It’s been like an episode of wild kingdom around my studio the past couple of weeks.  Every time I look out the window, there seems to be an animal or bird to watch!  It’s getting hard to concentrate on my … Continue reading

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Springtime at Nature’s Way Studio

This past month has seen an increase in birds and animals either coming out of hibernation or migrating back to their “summer” homes.  The pond around our house is definitely getting busy with bird activity.  I saw a large flock … Continue reading

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