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Wildlife Art Portraits Drawings & Paintings

 

This pastel painting received The People's Choice Award at the 2009 Cavalcade of Colors Onaping Falls Art Show (Dowling, Ontario).

Red squirrel pastel painting

  Red Squirrels painting pastel on velour

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approx. size: 16" x 22"

"Meeting at Sugarbush"-Red Squirrels & Sugar Maple-original pastel on velour

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Did you know that for every 40 gallons of maple sap collected, only 1 gallon of syrup is produced?

The traditional method of making maple syrup is quite labor intensive and is still used today in smaller operations. In spring when the weather warms, collecting pails are hung on sugar maples (as many as four per tree) and a tap is inserted through the bark to allow some of the sweet sap to flow into the pail. The pails are then collected by hand and the sap poured into a large vat. The sap is then boiled under a wood fire for a few days until much of the water evaporates, leaving behind the sweet tasting syrup. Taffy and maple candy are the result of further boiling the syrup which concentrates (and hardens) the sugars even more.

 

 

 

 

Many more wildlife watercolor, acrylic and pastel paintings, graphite pencil, colored pencil and charcoal drawings and sketches of animals and pets can be found in my art gallery. See portraits of dogs, puppy, cats, kitten, horses, pony, fancy rat, birds, elephant, butterfly, rhinoceros, jaguar, moose, raccoon, red fox, rabbit, hare, lion, zebra, owl, wolf and more. Commission an original custom wildlife painting or drawing,  dog portrait, cat portrait, horse portrait or other animal portrait today. These original, hand-made, custom pet portraits and wildlife paintings or animal drawings make wonderful memorial gifts for every dog, cat, horse or animal lover.

 
 

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