Tarja Barton Illustrator

Birds etc

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I was sketching in the back patio for several hours this afternoon May 27, 2018, and had my camera set up on a tripod. After I had filled the bird feeder and replaced the water in the birdbath, I finally caught the attention of a few birds. The Cardinals have been doing flybys for a few days and today they decided to stay for a few minutes.


Pair of Doves

Caught these two flying around our backyard.


Geese are here to stay


Apparently our neighbour’s pond won over our rolling hill (with the annoying humans). I just hope that they don’t decide to stroll across the busy road. For some reason, they seem to think that they own the neighbourhood.

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New Neighbours

Seems that we have new neighbours moving in.


Royal Botanical Gardens June 2015

Enjoyed a nice visit to the Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington, Ontario today. Beautiful sunny day with just slight wind to deal with. Managed to get a few reference photos for possible use in upcoming botanical watercolours.ClematisPurple1 Iris_Yellow1 Iris_YellowPurple2 Iris_YellowWhite1 Peony4_June2015 PeonyMultiColours4 PeonyPink1 PeonyPink2 PeonyWhiteWithRedMiddle3 PurpleFlower1

First blooms of the season

Decided to take some photos of my own garden, before a trip to the Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington, Ontario. Always good to check that lenses are clean and battery is fully charged!

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