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Farmer’s Morning

Farmer's Morning The morning sun brings a new day with the hope that crops take root and the fall harvest will be plentiful. The livestock are grazing in the pastures soaking up the warmth of the...

Stormy Seas

Stormy Seas Up from the depths, when you are as big as a Blue Whale a little rough water isn't a problem. Another watercolor in what seems to be becoming a series of Blue Whales. The colors in this...

Midnight Orca

Midnight Oraca The Orca is my favorite of all of natures creations, I could site on the shores of Northern British Columbia for days watching them. Their vocalizations are mesmerizing. Their...

Blue Whale Rising

The Blue Whale Rising We have all seen the pictures but few have had the opportunity to actually meet the leviathan of the sea. His size alone makes him one of natures most spectacular creatures....

A Littlel Bit Of Heaven

A Little Piece of Heaven This was my childhood church. It's only maintenance has been a new coat of paint, other than that it hasn't changed in 60 years. I went to school just up the hill so the bus...
Stormy Seas

Stormy Seas

Stormy Seas Up from the depths, when you are as big as a Blue Whale a little rough water isn't a problem. Another watercolor in what seems to be...

A Littlel Bit Of Heaven

A Littlel Bit Of Heaven

A Little Piece of Heaven This was my childhood church. It's only maintenance has been a new coat of paint, other than that it hasn't changed in 60 years. I went to school just up the hill so the bus drove by it every day.  I have to admit as a kid it wasn't always easy for my mom to get me to...

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North Fork Ranger Cabin

North Fork Ranger Cabin

North Fork Ranger Cabin Located west of Millarville just past the Quirk Creek Plant on Three Point Creek is the Chinook Ranch owned by John and Ismae Ballachey. Bordering on the forest reserve known as  Kananaskis Country  and my home for many years. This little cabin was originally the North Fork...

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Blooming Desert

Blooming Desert

Blooming Desert Under the watercolor sky stands a ridge of sandstone mountains somewhere in the desert. The mountins give way to the rugged dessert ground cover letting the light catch your eye and follow it across the desert floor. Copyright Connie Kelts 2021  

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Black Wolf

Black Wolf

Black Wolf The wolf is one of the most iconic animals in North America. The stories, myths and legends have been passed down for generations. They are elusive as well as very capable predators. In reality your chance of actually coming face to face with this beautiful animal is very slim. I have...

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Eagle

Eagle

Eagle The Eagle is one of the most recognizable birds of prey in the world. The subject of legends since man has roamed the earth. The symbol of Democracy recognized the world over.  He flies’ higher, sees farther and captures the attention of all who have to good fortune to witness the Bald...

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Magic In A Puddle

Magic In A Puddle

Magic In A Puddle Admit it, we have all been there. It's as if there is something in the glistening little piece of water that is beckoning, daring or demanding you break the stillness and create some waves. Then of course you have to touch it. That leads to a number of other activities. If you...

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The Rough Stock Pen

The Rough Stock Pen

The Rough Stock Pen Brighten your day with an impressionistic style digital oil painting of a group of very colorful horses. Referenced by a photograph I took in  Pueblo, Colorado at the Pike Peak Rodeo during a rodeo trip with my son. Pike's Peak is one of my favorite Rodeos, the Volds certainly...

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Calving Time

Calving Time

Calving Time Calving time comes once a year. Signaling a new beginning. Long nights with little sleep, concern for the mamas and their newborns is the order of the season. Calves in the kitchen by the fire box, bottle feeding, looking after that cranky mamma cow who needs medical attention,...

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The Wolf

The Wolf

The Wolf All the time I spent in the high country of Southern Alberta I never got to actually see a wolf. Oh they were there and when we were following wild horses they would follow us. Tracks everywhere but no I never got to see one up close. I find them facinating and of course beautiful. Today...

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Canadian Ice Fields

Canadian Ice Fields

I Canadian Ice Fields This painting was referenced from a picture my sister took of the Canadian Ice Fields on a helicopter trip she took with my Mom. If you have never seen the Rockies from the cockpit of a chopper you don't know what you are missing. It puts the full expanse of some of the most...

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A Mother’s Love

A Mother’s Love

A Mother's Love There is a certain peace that overcomes me when I chance to see a mother with her newborn foal. So many questions come to mind, how tall are you going to be, will you be atheletic, will you have a sensible mind and a good attitude. It seems like an eternity waiting for a foal to...

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Learning to Swim

Learning to Swim

Learning To Swim The Salt River wild horses spend a great deal of time in the river. This mare is teaching her colt ways of the river and the best way to navigate the water. This painting was referenced  with permission by Gary Odell an photographer who spends a great deal of time with theses...

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