Here in Easter Oregon, the beautiful wildflowers are in bloom, the fawns can be seen frolicking with their mothers, and the mountains turn a blue and purple haze in the early morning light.
In this post we have selected Mikes work that reflects this beautiful time of year, which can be purchased from our online store.
Wild flowers such as: Lupine, Indian Paintbrush, and Yarrow, can be seen in this beautiful oil painting of a high meadow stream. The blue mountains in the distance are iconic to Oregon's beautiful landscapes.
A Yellow-rumped Warbler has perched itself in a bed of Lupines on a misty morning. Unlike other Warblers who retreat to warmer climates during the winter months, these Yellow-rumped Warblers are said to stay in Oregon all year long.
The American Goldfinch always stand out like a beacon among their surroundings, especially against the purple hues of Thistle flowers. Eating primarily seeds, the seeds of the Milk Thistle is the Warbler's preferred food source.
The original painting was created in Acrylic on Watercolor paper. Now available as a fine art print.
Another beautiful combination of Purple and Yellow is displayed with this Acrylic painting of a Swallowtail butterfly and Milk Thistle. The Milk Thistle is native to Europe, and was introduced to Eastern Oregon in the late 1800's. It is now widespread in the area and is enjoyed by birds and insects for their seeds and nectar. The Swallowtail butterfly only resides in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and South-central British Columbia.