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April 5, 2015 / thepurpledogpaintingblog

Happy Easter!

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©Virginia Spencer, thepurpledogpaintingblog.com, 2015

March 14, 2015 / thepurpledogpaintingblog

Seeing Red

Last week while we were still in the deep freeze I heard a knock at my window.

As I was on the second floor, I was a bit startled.

I looked around and there on the ground was a very woozy cardinal.

cardinal_red_tree (3).

Now I know, it’s not a good idea to mess with nature even if you mean well and normally a bird after hitting a window will be okay after a rest but it was so cold the cardinal was starting to stick to the ground so I had to intervene. (Now there’s a good example of a run on sentence. I haven’t written one in awhile, I’m so glad I haven’t lost my touch!)

He really didn’t seem to mind the open box with a hot water bottle in it.

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cardinal_red_tree (4).

He stayed there for quite a while, I was starting to get worried.

Fortunately, he was just really comfy.

cardinal_red_tree (5).

After a couple hours, all was well!

cardinal_red_tree (1).

He’s still hanging around. I think he’s waiting for me to put the hot water bottle back out again. Maybe I should add a little bird spa to the front porch. I could call it “Chic Chicks” or “Pique Your Beak” or “Fly and Dry”. On the other had we already have many “Seed and Feed” franchises around the yard. No body ever pays but we like the company.

Here’s an ink drawing of a church in the woods. (thank you to the person who put the reference photo into WetCanvas, Reference Image Library). This is 3×5.

ink_church_pen_drawing.

These are all ATC”s (artist trading cards). They are 2.5 by 3.5 inches, the size of a playing card.

A blue heron in acrylic.

blueheronatc.

A ibis in ink.

whiteibisatc.

A helmeted guinea fowl in ink and colored marker.

helmetedguineafowlatc.

A Somalian wild ass in acrylic.

(This is a terrible scan, it looks way better in real life)

donkeyatc.

And a laughing zebra in acrylic.

zebrasmileatc.

I hope you enjoyed your Friday the 13th and today’s Pi Day.

Have a happy Ides of March tomorrow!

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©Virginia Spencer, thepurpledogpaintingblog.com, 2015

Please follow this link for available prints.

Thank you!

February 22, 2015 / thepurpledogpaintingblog

May the Dog be with you.

If you haven’t heard, it’s been a mite chilly out.

I know, I know, it’s shocking news.

I’m sorry I had to break it to you like that.

Personally I don’t mind the cold or snow.

Especially when a walk around my neighborhood looks like this.

tree_snow_winter_cold.

maple_tree_winter_snow.

tree_snow_branches_winter.

tree_fir_winter_snow.

I must admit, it is a bit rough to have this much snow and a white dog.

white_dog_snow_westie.

Of course when temperatures drop into the frostpaw levels, the dogs need to mostly stay inside.

Sometimes when I try to make them go outside even when it’s not that cold out, they simply vanish into thin air.

I don’t  know how that happens.

zeus_lab_starwars..

Hmmmm.

It’s a mystery.

I recently made a bunch of ATC’s  of animals for a trade.

ATC’s are artist trading cards. They are 3.5 by 2.5 inches, the size of a regular playing card.

These are in acrylic.

They will most likely appear larger on your screen then they are in real life.

Atc, aceo.

penguinatc.

duckatc.

And here’s a couple of ATC’s in ink.

zebrasnoozingatc.

elepahntsnackatc.

ajabutherhinoatc.

Have a good one!

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©Virginia Spencer, thepurpledogpaintingblog.com, 2015

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More prints to become available soon.

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February 7, 2015 / thepurpledogpaintingblog

Ode to a Turkey

There is a turkey in my yard
I don’t know what he wants

tom_wild_turkey.
He struts to and fro
And yells oh such nasty taunts

turkeyface

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He waggles his wattles
And snoozles his snood

young_male_turkey
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And he blocked the driveway
Cause he’s in a fowl mood

turkeysitting.
But I will not let him
Get to me

Large_male_dominant_turkey.

For instead I have painted
A watercolor tree.

watercolor tree blog art.

The End

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©Virginia Spencer, thepurpledogpaintingblog.com, 2015

 

January 9, 2015 / thepurpledogpaintingblog

As the Suet Spins..

The continuing story of a bird, another bird, a third bird, some other birds, many many birds

and a little bit of suet.

It was a cold yet sunny day.

The wily woodpecker whistled..

“Mine! All mine! The suet is all mine!

Yummy! Yummy! Yummy!”

A woodpecker and suet in the snow..

“Ahem” the lady cardinal quietly coughed.

A female cardinal and a woodpecker.

“Yeeeeeeees?”

woodpecker_female_cardinal_intimidation.

“Did you..you…eat…all..of the suet!!!!!” the vivacious vixen gasped.

“I did! I did eat the suet!” whispered the woodpecker as he bowed his head in shame.

woodpecker_cardinal_female_suet.

“But I Still Adore You!” said the woodpecker in an overly dramatic capitalized way.

“Please!” he continued “Eat The Rest!”

“Okay, mmph, mmph, mmph.” she mumbled with a face full of suet.

woodpecker_cardinal_suet_female.

“Oh no! Your boyfriend is coming! I’m outta here!”

“Heeyyyyyyyyy!” Squeaked the Red One.

“You Vixen!” he squawked.

woodpecker_cardinal_female_male.

“Oh Dirk!” She sobbed.

“I’m leaving you.”

cardinal_male_female_suet.

Dirk looked around in confusion.

He appeared to be all alone.

cardinal_panorama.

(cue dramatic music)

Dadada Dum

Stay tuned until next time.

When Dirk meets a suspiciously scurrilous sparkling sparrow.

cardinal_sparrow_birdseed.

Will he survive the suspicious scurrilous sparkling sparrow’s speech?

Will the vivacious vibrant vixen vamoose?

Will the wily woozy woodpecker wallow wearily with wanton whistles ?

Stay tuned..

As the Suet Spins..

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©Virginia Spencer, thepurpledogpaintingblog.com, 2015

December 31, 2014 / thepurpledogpaintingblog

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year.

I cannot think of anything clever to add to that.

So…

Here’s a photo of a turtle.

turtle_moss_log.

Have a good one!

H.

©Virginia Spencer, thepurpledogpaintingblog.com, 2014

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December 24, 2014 / thepurpledogpaintingblog

Merry Christmas

From our family to yours

We wish you a very Merry Christmas.

Dummy Christmas2014

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©Virginia Spencer, thepurpledogpaintingblog.com, 2014

 

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