Chestnut-backed Chickadee

Chestnut-backed-Chickadee

Sorry, it’s sold.

I have an ongoing series with this little bird, and their buddies, the  nuthatches, kinglets and wrens. This time of year the leaves are mostly gone off the alders and maples, and for the first time in months I can see their beautiful shapes. Some of the older trees are nicely festooned with moss and lichens, making for even better drawings. The birds and branches, nice subjects for small paintings of these small birds that are currently flocking together in little gangs. They’re this summer’s families, still bonded together and working the branches for insects.

Chestnut-backed-Chickadee-framedThis ORIGINAL painting is acrylic on board, 6″ x 9″ and $145 framed. Outside frame measures about 12″ x 15″. Gallery prices will be higher. The custom frame has a triple liner and glass. Shipping adds just a bit more depending on your zone. This is the original painting, NOT a print.
Email us for details if you’re interested. I’m happy to say these little paintings aren’t lasting long.

Thanks for reading this week.
Larry Eifert

Here’s the blog on the web.  And here’s my Facebook fan page. I post lots of other stuff there.

Click here to go to our main website – with jigsaw puzzles, prints, interpretive portfolios and lots of other stuff.

Nancy’s web portfolio of beautiful photographs She has a new show opening this weekend in Port Townsend’s Gallery Nine.

And Click here to go to Virginia Eifert’s website. Her books are now becoming available as Amazon Kindle books.

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Nuthatch at the Front Door

 

Nuthatch-Front-Door

A new painting: Red-breasted Nuthatch at the front door. Click to enlarge in your browser.

What to do? – I have nine new paintings awaiting posting on my blog, but already four have gone to new homes. And then there are all the other projects coming out of my studio – none of them have been posted here in months. Maybe I need to post more, but I don’t want to over-burden my faithful followers with too much of this stuff. Speaking of faithful, this painting came about from our bird feeder faithful and a recent warm sunset making our woods just glow with light.

Nuthatch-Front-Door-framed

This ORIGINAL painting is acrylic on board, 6″ x 9″ and $145 framed.
The custom frame has a triple liner and glass. Shipping adds just a bit more depending on your zone. This is the original painting, NOT a print.
Email us for details.

 

And if you made it down this far, I had a very nice feature story in the Springfield Illinois newspaper last week about my past adventures. Someone once said my life reads like a Steinbeck novel. Possibly, but for the most part, it was fair and fairly well written, not too many lies or exaggerations.

Thanks for reading this week.

Larry Eifert

Here’s the blog on the web.  And here’s my Facebook fan page. I post lots of other stuff there.

Click here to go to our main website – with jigsaw puzzles, prints, interpretive portfolios and lots of other stuff.

Nancy’s web portfolio of beautiful photographs

And Click here to go to Virginia Eifert’s website. Her books are now becoming available as Amazon Kindle books.

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A New Eifert Puzzle of Old-growth Forests

12764 Old-growth Puzzle

Not just the paintings, but I also do all the designs for our stuff, puzzles, posters, books – you name it – the go-fer guy. I figure if I painted the thing, I should be able to transfer some of the same ideas to the rest of it. So, after talking with a bunch of puzzlers, I worked on this new design with a better understanding of what makes an interesting and somewhat difficult jigsaw puzzle. Add to this the box with a species list, key and a bunch of stuff about ancient old-growth forests, and I think this is a winner. Lots of layers of color and texture, lots to look at, and many pieces that could go anywhere. I think it should be an entertaining and educational product – and you may learn a few things about these forests in the process.

 

Just in time for the approaching holidays, this week we received a giant load and our warehouse is stuffed. The details: 500-pieces, finished size is nearly 18″ x 24″, and the box is 9″ x 12″. You can order it now on our website here.

Old-growth-box-front
Email us for details.

Thanks for reading this week.
Larry Eifert

Here’s the blog on the web.  And here’s my Facebook fan page. I post lots of other stuff there.

Click here to go to our main website – with jigsaw puzzles, prints, interpretive portfolios and lots of other stuff.

Nancy’s web portfolio of beautiful photographs

And Click here to go to Virginia Eifert’s website. Her books are now becoming available as Amazon Kindle books.

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Red-breasted Nuthatch study

Nuthatch-Alder

A new little painting today: Click and it should enlarge in your browser.

Here at home in our little forest I see these little birds enough that I’ve gotten to know them individually and as friends (which I think they are). The suet feeder gets a workout from nuthatches, chickadees, along with the woodpeckers (including a pileated or two), but painting a nuthatch on the feeder seemed, how should I say, indelicate. So, wanting to show off my little backyard bunch, I painted one with an early fall feeling, red alder seed cones, leaves fallen, that golden glow we all know won’t last.

 

Nuthatch-Alder-framed

This ORIGINAL painting is acrylic on board, 6″ x 9″ and $145 framed.
This custom frame has a triple liner and glass. Shipping adds just a bit more depending on your zone. This is the original painting, NOT a print.
Email us for details.

And, if you know others who might enjoy this weekly post in their inbox, just send me their email address. I’ll never give it to anyone else – I promise.

Thanks for reading this week.
Larry Eifert

Here’s the blog on the web.  And here’s my Facebook fan page. I post lots of other stuff there.

Click here to go to our main website – with jigsaw puzzles, prints, interpretive portfolios and lots of other stuff.

Nancy’s web portfolio of beautiful photographs

And Click here to go to Virginia Eifert’s website. Her books are now becoming available as Amazon Kindle books.

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White-crowned Sparrow study

White-crowned-Sparrow

White-crowned sparrows are favorites of mine – so, a painting of one. We don’t see them much in our meadow, but that erect stance, blasting song by the male, white ‘hat’ raised in voice always makes me smile as I pass them on the roadsides. There are several separate subspecies of white-crowns, and the one here in the Pacific Northwest is much more brilliantly-colored than the interior birds. Sitting here on this beaten up sword fern, he looked to be trying to remember what spring was like when he was courting. Ah, those were the days.

White-crowned-Sparrow-framed

Sorry, this one is sold.

This ORIGINAL painting is acrylic on board, 6″ x 9″ and $145 framed.
This custom frame has a triple liner and glass – but I have other frames if this one doesn’t suit you. Shipping adds just a bit more depending on your zone. This is the original painting, NOT a print.
Email us for details.

Thanks for reading this week.
Larry Eifert

Here’s the blog on the web.  And here’s my Facebook fan page. I post lots of other stuff there.

Click here to go to our main website – with jigsaw puzzles, prints, interpretive portfolios and lots of other stuff.

Nancy’s web portfolio of beautiful photographs

And Click here to go to Virginia Eifert’s website. Her books are now becoming available as Amazon Kindle books.

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