Tag Archives: Michael Liebhaber

What’s on my easel? It’s a secret.

ON my easel

Well, nothing at the moment. Nut this one was there yesterday. I am working on several projects so this one got swapped out for a couple of days. This is from my figurative project. It’s the only glimpse you will have for awhile. I have already finished one and have a ew more to go!
Painting on my easel

So, what if you were the last one of your kind on earth?

So, what if you were the last one of your kind on earth?

It’s strange to think about; almost inconceivable (i.e. hard to wrap ones head around). I am adding more work to my series called The Last One Standing?.

I started the series when I was in graduate school. It’s paintings of animals that are on the Federal Endangered Species list. They are on the brink of extinction. One of them may really be the last one standing. It’s a sobering thought, to be the last one.

In the grand scheme of life on this planet, species come into, and others go out of, existence. I feel sad when it is we humans who are responsible for their demise. However, I use a question mark in the series title because some species have come back from the brink. That’s nice.

I live in Oregon, so I am painting Oregon endangered species (I painted Connecticut birds when I lived there). Why birds? No reason. I will include other animals in the future.

The first two I chose are the Marbled Murrelet and the Western Snowy Plover. I incorporate printed information about the animals into my paintings; their habits, habitat, and so on. They are oil on paper, 12 by 12 inches. The photo shows them still on my easel; just finished!

Bird paintings on my easel

In my studio – Endangered Species

In my studio – Endangered Species

I have returned to a theme I love, wild animals. I created a successful series of endangered birds while I was in graduate school in Connecticut. I live in Oregon, now, so my first few paintings will be endangered birds in Oregon. You can see them in my artwork pages.

The first two I chose are the Marbled Murrelet and the Western Snowy Plover. I incorporate printed information about the animals into my paintings; their habits, habitat, and so on. That’s what’s in the photo, along with a drawing of a Marbled murrelet in my sketchbook.

Drawing of a marbled murrelet

All work and no play

All day on the computer!

Well, we have to do computer work too. I am still bummed about the cancellation of the reception for my show at Art on Broadway. The Portland area just isn’t used to having and handling this much snowy and cold weather so many days in a row. I will let you know if/when the reception is rescheduled.

Foxy n me on computer

Having fun at Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest!!!

I took a holiday, not to Munich, but to the little town of Mount Angel, Oregon. It’s their 51st year of celebrating Oktoberfest. They are really into it: 3 beer halls with entertainment and lots of good food that benefits local schools, churches, etc. I didn’t eat all day so what does every artist do? I ate dessert first! Then, of course, was beer. Back to making art tomorrow.

On the way to Mount Angel…

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The first order of business…. then on to see how much Oompah music I can listen to. Note to self: Don’t try to drink the fox’s beer. She will bite.

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Having fun.
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Back home. All partied out on way too much Oompah music.
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