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May 22, 2015 at 05:53PM

Female Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) by Steve Byland

I’m always surprised by the size of the female Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) compared to the male. When the female shows up at the feeder, I find it much harder to squeeze her into the frame.

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Like most Bulldogs, this guy is just full of attitude! It was fun to paint his wrinkles and that piercing eye. It sort of looks like he is saying, ‘you want a piece of me!’ It certainly seems like the most important part of painting animals is the eyes. 42 more words

Oil Panitngs

Horses for courses

My father in law has an age old tradition that started many years ago when his brother forgot his birthday. As the story goes, the brother was reminded of his lapse in memory whilst they were out shopping and not wanting to lose face, grabbed the nearest card he could find and handed it over. 63 more words


Tumbler Pigeons

Up close video of my tumblers age 18 Months


Kittens in the garden

Today I took the kittens out to the garden with me. At first the weren’t sure what they thought of it but they quickly discovered it’s a lot of fun out there. 208 more words



This picture cracks me up!!

My friend’s apartment has a tiny man-made pond in the front, and the same couple of geese return every year and have babies.  34 more words