Thursday, September 13, 2018

Northern Cardinal

Northern Cardinal
12"x12" oil pastel on canvas

I painted this as a gift for my cardinal-loving spouse. 

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Red-tailed Hawk

Red-tailed Hawk
9"x12" oil pastel on canvas

This was commissioned for some dear friends. Red-tailed Hawks hold a special place in their hearts. 

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Rose-breasted Grosbeak
24"x20" oil pastel on canvas

I had fun with the texture with this one. And all the expression in the face. A wonderful bird!

Thursday, August 16, 2018



Wake up to the world all around you
your heart and your spirit are free
accept your mistakes
don’t worry
try to live
try to breathe
try to be.

Find your peace 
in the center of chaos
listen when you can’t find the words
swallow your pride 
tame your ego
make friends with the trees and the birds.

Fly high on the wings of your ancestors
grow up 
and find love
and find light
believe in the flip side of evil
seek some answers 
know your truths
do what’s right.

~Becky Robbins

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Barn Owl

"Barn Owl"
20"x16" oil pastel on canvas

It was pure joy to navigate all the expression in this beautiful face.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Sunday, July 1, 2018


12"x12" oil pastel on canvas

One of the more dramatic birds to visit our feeder, Common Grackle, quiscalus quiscula.