nature painting

Kingfisher Watercolor Illustration

Every Summer for the past few years, I have been lucky enough to spend the majority of my Summer at our family cottage. Staying there for that duration has made me appreciate nature so much more. It’s nice to have those memories come Fall and Winter, and also great painting inspiration for those indoor months ahead.

The Kingfishers are one of my favorite birds to watch. In our cove of the bay, they perch themselves on a little twig, that really barely really seems to hold them up, and then all of a sudden they swoop down and smack into the water with such speed and force for their aquatic meal. It’s an absolutely fantastic show!

Prints are now available in my Etsy shop!

The original illustration is also available please message for more information.

Kingfisher Watercolor Illustration by Michigan artist, Cheryl Oz

Kingfisher Watercolor Illustration by Michigan artist, Cheryl Oz

Pileated Woodpeckers Original Fine Art Acrylic Gouache Wood Slab Painting : Wood Slab Series

Good Morning! I finished this painting the other day, and I could hardly wait to post it to show you. I absolutely love the shape of this wood. I decided to do a young Pileated Woodpecker and a female Pileated Woodpecker because I felt like the top area of the wood felt like the baby was peeking out of a tree hole, looking for his Momma. The reds from the woodpeckers heads really pop right off the wood! I love this paint!

My Pileated Woodpeckers original painting was done in Holbein Acryla Gouache on a gorgeous, Maple wood slab. The Pileated Woodpeckers are part of a series of several wood slab paintings that I've been working on for the past few weeks. The wood slab has been hand-selected to ensure the most unique and beautiful outcome for the painting. The paints are a dream to work with: creamy, opaque and so brilliant. The slabs give the paintings a modern, yet rustic appeal, but also suited for any contemporary home for any nature or bird lover.

I do not offer my original paintings that often, so if you're interested in my work, this is a great opportunity to purchase an original piece. No archival prints will ever be made from this painting.

Wood: Maple • Size: 17" L x 5 1/2" W • Sawtooth hanger is attached for easy wall hanging. • Paintings are signed on the front and back.

This painting is available to purchase in my Etsy shop!