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Joan Mansson
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Standing Flamingos
Standing Flamingos. After several failures with mixed media this weekend, I just went to the best of the basics-pastels. I used Derwent Soft Pastels on a 9 x 12 inch green sanded pastel paper. I would like to have done a larger piece for detail and of cours...
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Flamingo Pair
Flamingo Pair, oil over acrylic on a 14 x 18 canvas. I used a method of glazing beginning with a gray tone painting using acrylic paint and covering it with oil glazes. The following are the photos I snapped as the painting evolved. When it is dry I will ap...
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Watcher
This 9 x 12 oil on canvas is entitled The Watcher, a portrait of a puffin standing watch over the shoreline.
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High Priestess
  The High Priestess was named by my friend, Jamie Morris, because of it's resemblance to the tarot card of the same name. In that card, the High Priestess stands before a body of water regarding her own reflection with apparent indifference. The High Pries...
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Snowy Egret Grooming
This portrait of the Snowy Egret grooming was painted using oil on 12 x 24 black canvas. I began with a drawing in white charcoal and filled in the white areas. The painting is based on this image from Wildlifereferencephotos.com. Prints are available throu...
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Peacock in Snow
This lovely portrait of a peacock posing in a snow covered landscape was done with oils on a 10 x 20 inch  1.5 inch deep canvas. Prints of this paintings and other items are available at Fine Art America .
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Duck Feathers
These perpendicular duck feathers were painting with oils on an 8 x 10 gesso board. I started out on a white background but when I was nearly done, I didn't like it and used Paynes gray to create a cloudy background.
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Red Crown Amazon Parrot on canvas
The Red Crown Amazon Parrot painted on a 12 inch square canvas using Winsor Newton water-soluble oil paint. The image is based on a photo purchased from Wildlifereferencephotos.com.
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Rock Dove
This portrait of the Rock Dove is painted on 8 x 10 gesso using Winsor Newton water mixable oil paints. The image is based on a photo purchased from Wildlifereferencephotos.com.
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Barn Swallows
This pair of Barn Swallows were painted on 8 x 10 inch gesso panel using Winsor Newton water mixable oil paints. The image is based on a photo purchased from Wilflifereferencephotos.com.
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