Cape Henlopen Fox
When I was a young girl we often put a day or two aside to go to the Jersey shore , to walk the boardwalks or swim in the ocean. Sometimes my dad would take us along while he surf fished at Island Beach State Park NJ. It was my job to remove the crabs that hung onto his bait. Island Beach is a wonderful place to be , the dunes are left wild and it is a better picture of how the shore should look like , sans all the neon and noise of the tourists areas. In those days they were not so vigilant about telling folks to stay off the dunes. So we climbed all over them. On brisk winter days I often laid warm in the sun tucked into the clevage between the rise of adjoining dunes. Of course, I know better now and find other ways to keep warm . Every footstep alters the dunes and weakens them against the waves. Once in a while I would be surprised and delighted by the sighting of a fox! They were so beautiful to see in the sun , flashing red hair . They are a timid bunch and most of my views was of them ducking and running away , looking back over their shoulder as they hurried to hide in the holly. I moved to Delaware and discovered the beauty of Cape Henlopen with it's tall wild pines and sloping dunes and I felt more at home. As I wandered around Delaware's beaches I was happy to find foxes there too. Plenty of them . I inked this picture of a fox curled round itself sleeping. I do not think you would ever catch one napping otherwise. I included the holly , the shells, the pine needles . I put a lot of attention into the textures of these things and of the sand . I am hoping to share with the viewer , how it feels to sleep warm in the sun , on a cold winters day with the scent of the pine needles and salt air in your nose. Cozy and sweet. The original painting is 18" wide by 13" tall and is double matted inside a wonderful carved wood frame. It is for sale for $ 1300.00 . Limited Edition signed and numbered prints are also available .
The smaller print measures 10 1/4" x 7 1/2 " and is $45.00
The large one is 16" x 11 1/2" and is $80.00
Rabbit in the Zinnias
This painting is a scene lifted directly from my own garden....the zinnias were perfect in red.
Cookie's behavior was not perfect as she regularly chased this dear bunny and that is where they hid. Cookie was my beautiful feline friend, see her picture below this one.
The original Rabbit has been sold to a nice couple here in Delaware but Limited Edition S/N prints are avaialble. Large Prints ( will fit matted in 16"x20" frame ) $ 80.00 Small prints ( will fit matted in 11"x 14"frame ) $45.00
There's my girl , Cookie , resting up after dinner . I wanted to ink a picture that would show off her sleek black fur and the snow white azaleas that she hides under. Thats all there is to this. A serene picture with lots of black and white contrasts and the detail of white whiskers on Cookie's sweet face and the whiskery stamen & pistils in the azalea. In the flowers there are large bumble bees loving the flowers in their own way. The original is SOLD. Limited Edition (300) signed & numbered prints are available.
There is more about Cookie on the Birds & Feathers page
Limited edition , signed and numbered prints
Large 15" x 12 " image size $ 80.00
Small 9 1/2 " x 7 1/2 " image size $ 45.00
Sunrise Over the Marsh
Sunrise Over the Marsh is inspired by the many walks I have taken through the wildlife refuges of Maryland and Delaware . I love to watch the sunrise or sunset and imagine what the scene must look like from high in the pines. This Delmarva Fox Squirrel, a local resident, takes my place as she is the better climber. In the woods I am charmed by the beauty of the pine needles caught in the wild holly like tinsel decorating the branches. Taking a closer look at the bark you might find a cicada casing left behind by the growing nymph.
One thing I could not ink is the fabulous scent of the pines wet from dew. You will have to go there yourself one cool morning.
The ORIGINAL is double matted and framed in a dark frame to let the colors stand out.
The image is 11.5" x 15.5 " . It is available for $ 750.00 . Limited Edition S/N Prints are available, unframed ~ Large 11" x 15" for $80.00 & small at 7.30 " x 10" for $45.00.
Promised Land State Park is located in the Pocono Mt. area , Pennsylvania. I used to tent camp there a great deal . Part of the fun of camping there was it's rustic wooded camping area with lots of reasons to explore the area. I would easily find snakes,deer, many birds,small woodland creatures to watch or sketch. Back at the campsite I would find it was ME being watched , by chipmunks. You could not relax tent side with a sandwich or snack without one of them warily sneaking up , eventually finding bravery enough to climb on top of your toes. Then , holding onto your pant leg with little chipmunk fingers , it would look up begging with black brown shiny eyes....share a bit of your lunch ... please? Absolutely charmed , I of course , would. If you were forgetful and left camp with the cooler open or perhaps cookies left out , well , then all was fair game and you would find the empty food containers scattered just outside camp with no please or thank you. I do not condone feeding wild animals as it does them no good to depend on humans , forgetting wild ways. But..they ask so sweetly and would take it anyway so...I complied with the wishes of this small creature's heart.
The flower is a Trillium. They are among the first of the woodland flowers to emerge in spring and so their folk lore name is "wake robins" as it seems the robins arrive soon after they do. I put a single gray robins wing feather under the flowers to make us think of spring.
The original of this picture is 11" wide by 16" tall. It is double matted inside a frame that echoes the feather that lays beneath the Trillium. The price of this inking is $ 800.00 . Limited Edition signed & numbered prints are also available. The small print is 7 .15" x 10.4" . The large one is 15" x 10 1/2" .
unframed Large print $ 80.00
unframed Small print $ 45.00