I discovered this 'almost' intact robin's egg on my morning walk last year. It saddened me that the egg never hatched and we would never be able to watch the robin hop about the yard looking for worms. At least, I was able to include the beautiful egg and the shell color in my daffodil painting.
You can buy this painting at auction at www.dailypaintworks.com starting May 1, 2012.
A friend of mine has several businesses but also raises Hereford's. He let's me paint on his farm even when he is working somewhere else. Before he cut the back forty on his property the cattle would graze in that area of the farm, rub against the trees, and stand in the shade. I was able to paint this young Hereford in the early morning as the sun was blasting through the trees.
Living on a canal on the St. John's River is filled with surprises. Mullet jumping, blue herons visiting in hopes of eating your bait, eagles soaring overhead, manatees gliding beneath the water, alligators looking for mates and friendly boaters, fisherman and neighbors saying hello. But in the early morning the surprise is how still it is on the canal compared to the rest of the lively day.
I have entered this painting into the Easter Challenge on the Daily Paint Works site. The artist's who wanted to take up this latest challenge, were asked to paint what made them think of Easter. At this time of the year I think about the empty tomb. To see the other entries go to www.dailypaintworks.com.