Oysters 2.1.2020-002 (Medium)

This is a painting of the American or Common Oyster.  It is 5 x 7 inches on canvas panel.   Oysters are bivalves.  Bivalves have no bones or head!  In order to hold themselves together, they grow shells.  I have written an article about oysters and other bivalves that appeared in the March edition of  The Breeze Magazine of the Lowcountry.   Six of my paintings illustrate the article.  For more information about this painting, click here.

Pet Portrait: Persian Cat

This is a portrait of a pet Persian cat.  Its owner bought one of my donated “pet portraits” at the Humane Society Auction.  I do the portraits using reference photographs that the owners provide.  I made several studies of this cat which you can see by going to my dailypaintworks gallery.  Click here.

Nepenthes Rajah

Nepenthes Rajh 1.1.2020-006 (Large)

This is a ground pitcher plant and is the largest of one type of pitcher plant.  It is a native of Malaysian Borneo and its pitchers have been measured at over 16 inches long.  It can capture lizards, frogs, rodents and other vermin. If you would like to see more about this painting or see other omnivorous plants, click here.

Sarracenia Purpurea Pitcher Plant

Sarracenia Purpurea 1.1.2020-005 (Large)

This plant was used by the Algonquin, Cree, Iroquois and other native American tribes to treat small pox by means of a root infusion.   The plant likes to grow in bogs, swamps, and wet, sandy meadows.  To see more about this painting and to see other paintings of carnivorous plants, click here.