Jada Fitch Mugs
o plants or animals were harmed in the creation of this still life. It's an imaginary compilation (using photo reference) of some common flora and fauna found on the North Atlantic seaside in summer. The bell jar displays the skeleton of a Red-winged Blackbird. Plants include flowering Common Milkweed, Spreading Dogbane, and Canada Lilies. Insects featured are found on the plants they favor. The Monarch Butterfly, Red Milkweed Beetle, and Milkweed Tussock Moth all prefer Milkweed. The beautiful Dogbane Leaf Beetle is often found on the Dogbane plant, and the Great Spangled Fritillary Butterfly and Stalk Borer Caterpillar can be found on Canada Lilies. I also added a few Periwinkle shells for a bit of flair. Watercolor.
Tags: dogbane, milkweed, monarch, maine, bouquet
Watercolor Illustration by Jada Fitch of the owls of the Northeast United States. Features the Barn Owl, Northern Hawk Owl, Great Gray Owl, Barred Owl, Snowy Owl, Great Horned Owl, Long-eared Owl, Short-eared Owl, Northern Saw-whet Owl, Boreal Owl, and the Eastern Screech Owl.
Tags: great-horned-owlm, great-horned-owl, screech-owl, great-gray-owl, long-eared-owl
Once a species is gone, it's gone. The Carolina Parakeet once darkened the skies of the east coast of the US, but it was driven to extinction by hunting because it was considered a nuisance to crops. Remember this gorgeous little parrot with a depressing t-shirt.
Tags: extinction, carolina parakeet, parrot
This is part of my ongoing series about animals that went extinct after 1500. The Thylacine may be the most prominent example of a supposed extinct animal. Despite that the last known individual died in 1936 in a Zoo in Hobart/Tasmania, there have been sightings of this marsupial on Tasmania and even Australia where it is thought to be extinct for 3,000 years.
Tags: marsupial, fantasy, surrealism, tasmanian-tiger, animals
Watercolor illustration of all the Boobies species of the Sulidae family of birds, with the heading "I heart Boobies". Includes; Abbott’s Booby (Papasula abbotti), the Blue-footed Booby (Sula nebouxii), the Brown Booby (Sula leucogaster), the Masked Booby (Sula dactylatra), the Nazca Booby (Sula granti), the Peruvian Booby (Sula variegata) and the Red-footed Booby (Sula sula).
Tags: birder, jada fitch, watercolor, painting, art