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Wildlife and Nature Artist Diary



Wildlife Paintings, Flower Paintings, Bird Paintings and Nature Art by Judy Schrader.



Updated: 2016-09-08T00:21:09.518-04:00

 



Other New Paintings Previously Done

2012-10-02T14:11:34.628-04:00

The Longhorn Calf Titled (Watchin you ... Watchin Me) I titled him this as his eyes follow you around.  His name is Oliver, and he is a cutie.



This one of an Oil Pump Jack and Chipmunk is titled (High Rise) This is the first in a series of paintings with wildlife and oil and gas.



This painting of 2 Gray Squirrels is Titled (Spring Break) The squirrels are enjoying the fresh flowers and smells fo spring.



Kentucky Nation Wildlife Exhibit and Art Show

2012-10-02T14:02:12.448-04:00



The 2012 Kentucky National Wildlife Art Exhibit will open October 13, 2012 in the Henderson Fine Arts Center. This year my Elk Painting and my Black Bear painting were accepted at the show. 



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2012-03-26T14:13:55.880-04:00

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Here is my painting that just won the Maryland Black Bear Conservation Stamp Competition. I believe this is the 3rd time I've tried, so am really tickled that I won this year. The stamp design is a 7 x 10 and is done with Holbein waterbased oil paints. I love those paints!



Osprey Painting and Wildlife down back

2010-07-06T12:49:29.148-04:00

I finally was able to finish my osprey painting. I'm happy with how it turned out. I haven't been able to work on it until I got other paintings done for some shows. I've been so busy with family and paintings for shows that I have left my blog sit too long. I hope I will be able to update at least once a week for a while, but time will tell.

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Our our back window, you may see animals varying from raccoons, possums, turkey, deer, bear, coyote, hawk, fishers, porkies, squirrels and much more. I've attached some photos that I took from our back field for you to see.

(image) Mama and 3 cubs


(image) Big tom turkey


(image) Mama bear with her 3 cubs, one is hiding as they are playing in the trees.


(image) One of the cubs looking for mama.


(image) Mama is on the lookout for danger for her babies.


(image) doe and fawn



Pheasant

2010-05-24T14:48:06.449-04:00

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(image) Here is a pretty little female pheasant that I was able to get some photos of yesterday. I am starting to work on a bear painting now. Need to have it done by the end of June so I best get busy.



Art Shows and Auction

2010-05-04T13:52:33.239-04:00

The Parklane 18th Annual International Juried Art Show runs from May 4 - June 6, 2010. The following 3 paintings of mine have been accepted to the show. You can view the show at the Parklane 18th Annual International Art Show

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The Seaside 19th International Miniature Art Show runs from May 1 to June 5, 2010. The following 3 paintings of mine have been accepted to this show. You can view the show at Seaside International Miniature Art Show
(image) On Thursday, May 13, 2010 the Lake Drive Foundation will be holding "For the Babies Gala", to benefit The SOUND START PROGRAM for babies who are deaf and hard of hearing. My painting of Goldfinch and Blue Morning Glories was chosen to be on their benefit invitations and the painting will then be auctioned off. Money made from the painting will go to the SOUND START PROGRAM.
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Seaside Art Show

2010-04-30T10:11:00.776-04:00

I have entered my first miniature art show, the 19th International Miniature Art Show at Seaside Gallery. Almost 600 miniature paintings from artists around the world on display at the gallery and online at: http://www.seasideart.com/EventDetails.aspx?id=26 I have entered three paintings at this show. The page you can view them at is http://www.seasideart.com/EventProduct.aspx?id=26&artist=521



Bluebirds and Goldfinch

2010-04-29T13:44:35.575-04:00

These two paintings have been licensed and made into flags, both large and small flags and also mail box covers. They are available through my site... www.judyaschrader.com I think they turned out really pretty. I think the mail box covers only fit the standard size mailbox, I have to check on that.
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Swallowtail Miniature Oil Painting

2010-04-17T17:53:01.420-04:00

This is my latest miniature finished. It is 1.75 x 2.75. It is of a swallowtail on a rhododendron.

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Grizzly Bear, Miniature Painting

2010-04-16T21:09:06.164-04:00

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This miniature oil painting is 3.25 x 3.75 and is of a grizzly bear from yellowstone. I have been working on this one and another one of a swallowtail butterfly. The swallowtail is almost done and will be up soon.



Black Bear and Cub

2010-04-06T18:02:14.528-04:00

Here is my black bear painting. I did it for a competition for a black bear stamp. I did not win, however I came in 4th. I'm very pleased with how this painting turned out. This is size 8 x 10 and is on archival acid free gesso board.
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Orangutan Miniature Painting

2010-04-05T17:05:51.634-04:00

Wow, it seems like forever since I've posted a painting on my site. I've been busy getting ready for a show. I can't show that painting yet, it is not to be shown until after the show. However, I'm going to try and enter a miniature art show with my little organutan painting I did. It is size 3.5 x 5 inches. This was a lot of fun to do. My osprey painting is still sitting patiently waiting for me to come back to it. I'm thinking that if I get my act together and get a couple more minis done, another large painting of black bear for another show, I will be able to get back to it. Sometimes it feels like there are not enough hours in the day. Thank you for viewing my work.(image)



Terry's Fish

2010-01-29T19:03:03.948-05:00

I don't have anything new to show on my osprey painting. I had to put it up until I get done with a painting for a show. Since I didn't have anything new to show yet I though I would share a photo of my son. Terry's newest catch. This morning, Terry caught this Northern Pike, the largest pike he has ever caught. He took it to Allegheny Field and Stream to have it officially weighed and measured. The pike was 41 inches long, 22.7 pounds and 21 inches around the girth. Terry normally does the catch and release when he goes fishing, however, because this pike swallowed his lure and it was caught sideways in the fish, he couldn't save him. Since he couldn't release it, he is going to have it mounted. He is quite tickled with the fish.
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Newest Painting being worked on, Ospreys

2010-01-13T17:15:46.244-05:00

This is my newest painting that I am working on at the moment. It is of a pair of Osprey's in a Sugargum tree in Florida. The photograph I am working from was taken by Jack Schott (photo below). Jack was generous enough to allow me permission to use his beautiful photograph of a pair of Ospreys. The painting is a 9 x 12, the medium is water based oil paints. Updates of the painting will be uploaded when more is done.

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(Photo of a pair of Osprey's in a Sugargum tree in Florida, taken by Jack Schott)

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Thank you Jack Schott for allowing me to use your photo.




Second Raccoon Painting

2009-12-29T14:24:10.397-05:00

I finally got the second raccoon painting done. The first painting the raccoon was longing for the last apple on the tree. In this painting he is enjoying the "fruits of his labor". It took me long enough to finish it, with the holidays and all. Now I need to plan out my next painting... what ever that may be.(image)



Raccoon Painting

2009-11-25T16:03:27.711-05:00

I've been working on this and have got quite a lot done. Two of my artist friends suggested to title it "Apple of my Eye". I think that is a good title for it. I love this little coon and can't wait until I get him all done. I'm having a lot of fun painting this little guy. This painting is done in oil, size 6 x 8 on archival acid free gesso board.

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Raccoon Painting

2009-11-20T20:06:28.649-05:00

This is the subject of my painting in progress. I'm working on it right now and I am really enjoying it. When I get enough done I will post it, maybe tomorrow. I'm hoping to spend all day painting if I can. This raccoon photo and several others were taken by a friend of mine who is also an artist herself, Shirley Smith. Fingers crossed that I don't mess it up.
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Family Photo

2009-11-12T14:40:48.218-05:00

I know I should be painting, well I'm working on ideas for my next painting... problem is my ideas are a little slow right now. Anyhow, because I don't want my blog to set idle I am showing you my family photo. The photo has my mom (farthest left), Terry and me (under the fungi), Terry Jr and Niccho (in the middle) and Kristi, Hunter, Peete and Tinker (on the right). I bet you wouldn't think my old mom of 78 could climb up on top that easy!! :-)
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Pennsylvanica Elk in Benezette, PA

2009-10-29T10:02:42.798-04:00

If you ever get the opportunity to go to Benezette, PA in the fall, you will see beautiful scenes of elk roaming the country side. Some even come into the small village of Benezette. We were told the best time to come in towards evening or early morning.


(image) We tried counting the tines on this big bull elk and we believe there are 17 points. You can't really see them all in the above photo but are a bit easier to see in the lower one. He is beautiful. These photos were taken in the evening when the light was fading so the photos aren't that bright.

(image) Below is a smaller bull, and he was along the road near a creek just standing there looking at us. The light was much better for this photo.

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Here is a close up of old #36, I believe that is the number on his collar. He is one that has been tagged. He was probably about 25 feet or so from me when I took this photo.

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Here are some elk standing in a field, too far away to get good close up photos.

(image) We took our family down to see these magnificant creatures and our grandson had a ball. He must of taken a hundred photos of the elk on his papa's camera. Then we had a nice picnic lunch, of course it was extremely cold eating at the picnic table but was over all a very nice day.



Jumping Jack Flash's Portrait

2009-10-21T17:31:38.491-04:00

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I am now done with Jumping Jack Flash. It is hard to get a good photo of the painting as he is not this orange but all my photos want to show him like that. He is a beautiful old horse.



Jumping Jack Flash

2009-10-09T20:55:37.085-04:00

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Here is an updated photo of Jumping Jack Flash. He is almost done now. I have to let him dry and then go over him in places to bring out more highlights and shadows and finish up some my nitpicking that I always do before being done.





Jumping Jack Flash, Thoroughbred

2009-10-09T20:56:16.586-04:00

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I've been working on Jumping Jack Flash for a couple weeks now and have enough done to put him on here so you can see him. He is owned by Dr. Blayne Bergenstock and is 25 years old. He is quite a handsome old man. I've got a lot to do on him yet so will update when I have more done.





Timber Rattle Snake

2009-10-09T20:57:53.395-04:00

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I finally was able to finish my rattle snake commission. This is a small painting, a 5 x 7 in size. I have to say this was a different painting for me to do and was fun. It did get a little tedious towards the end, but it was still fun to do. Now I will be starting on my horse portrait commission as soon as my canvas comes in for it. The horse will be done on an 18 x 24 so will be much different than this one for me to do. I love horses though so this will be fun to do to.




Snake update

2009-08-23T11:02:15.769-04:00

(image) Here is an update of the timber rattler. I think he is coming along quite good. The scales are starting to get tedious, they are getting smaller and more it's work to do them. The eye was fun, I never painted speckles in an eye before, I didn't know the snakes had speckles in their eyes until I started painting this one. They have tiny speckles on the scales on their face too. Very interesting.



Monarch Caterpillars

2009-08-20T16:48:34.732-04:00

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Nothing new to add to my paintings so I thought I would show you this. My neighbor and her nephew went looking to see if they could find Monarch caterpillars and they found this nice one here shown above that I beleive is full size (full grown). Look at the tiny baby caterpillars they also found. I never have seen any this small before. The littlest one is smaller than my little finger's fingernail is wide. I laid my hand in the photo so as to show you the perspective as to how small the little one is.
One more thing. I told her that they are endangered due to their habit loss so they took them back to the milkweeds where they found them.