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Chickadee and Blossoms

Chickadee and Blossoms 8″ x 8″

Adding a few flowers to my bird paintings has been fun. It’s a nice opportunity to try out new colour combinations. I can’t remember the last time I used pink!

 

Sparrows and Blossoms

Sparrows and Blossoms 20″ x 16″

Working on something bigger this time. With the larger size, there’s much more background space to consider. I tried to make it interesting, but not too busy, so that the focus stays on the birds. 

Sparrows on the Fence

Sparrows on the Fence 11″ x 14″

I like it when I can mix up the greens with another colour. Especially purple! Helps the birds to pop out, I think.

Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron 14″ x 11″

I never get tired of seeing all of the Blue Herons in Jericho Park in Vancouver. There are so many – nesting in the trees, feeding at the ponds and flying over. Further down along Spanish Banks, dozens wade into low-tide looking for a meal. Lots of painting opportunities. 

High Alert

High Alert 14″ x 11″

Deer Foraging

Deer Foraging 18″ x 14″

I thought this would be appropriate for the season, as it’s based on a photo from last spring in Alberta. Taken just before they all ran for the trees.

Stellar’s Jay

Stellar’s Jay 8″ x 8″

Sparrow in Winter

Sparrow in Winter 8″ x 8″

Hummingbird

Hummingbird 8″ x 8″

There seems to be a lot of hummingbirds around lately. I see or hear one every time I am out for a walk. I guess they are enjoying the stretch of sunny weather and perhaps the quiet, empty streets. 

Blue Jay

Blue Jay 8″ x 8″