So just minutes after my last post where I mentioned sometimes seeing coyotes my mom saw one. It was near the road and about to cross but a car came and it turned back. It’d be nice to have a longer range lens for my camera, but this first photo was the best one to zoom in and crop.
Here it is when it first turned back from the road, which is to the right of the photo. While I don’t personally mind the coyotes being here, and they were here long before people ever came and built houses, it’s a little concerning that just on the other side of tree on the right side of the photo is a playground for children.
At one point while I was watching it stopped and suddenly jumped on something. Maybe there was a mouse hiding in the snow. A distance away I saw a rabbit run but the coyote didn’t see it.
Somewhere hidden in the brush is where it lives, and probably one or more others. I don’t know where they disappear to when they leave. I like the colors and textures of this last scene so maybe I’ll paint it later.
This was the scene I saw out the back door this morning at my sister’s house. I liked the way the camera’s flash made the snowflakes close to me light up. Sometimes when I look out there I see coyotes out in the open. For those of you living in other countries they’re like wolves but a little smaller. A lot of rabbits live out there too and nearby is a prairie dog colony, so the coyotes have a lot they can eat. The path is covered in snow, but that’s where I walk when I want to go to some nearby restaurants past those trees or to take my sister’s dogs for a walk while I visit her.
I’ve been sick with the flu for almost a week now and I haven’t had much energy to do much, so I’ve barely been painting or drawing.
Oil on linen, 5″x7″
I’ve been mixing so much paint lately that I’ve ended up with a lot of extra paint on multiple palettes that can still be used, and I didn’t want to just waste it, so I scraped together mostly just the rest of the same paint I used yesterday on that bird painting and applied here with a palette knife.
This is my second painting today, but it’s for tomorrow.