Snow Coyote

Snow Coyote 1

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.

Snow Coyote 2

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.

Snow Coyote 3

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.

Snow Coyote 4

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.

Snow Fall

Snow Fall

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.

Painting a Day 4: Dark Clouds

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.