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Posts from the ‘New Paintings’ Category

Three Sparrows

Three Sparrows 8″ x 8″

More birds! Prints are available on Etsy.

A barn and a robin

Tiny paintings 3″ x 3″

This has not been the most productive summer, artwise. I did manage to complete these two little paintings for my aunt (to give to my other aunt). Thanks to Sandy for motivating me to get something done!

Black-crowned Sparrow

Black-crowned Sparrow 8″ x 8″

 

Downy Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker 8″ x 8″

It has been a long time since my last post. I got stuck on a painting that I just didn’t like. I think there were too many colours and I couldn’t make it work. It sat on my easel for a couple of weeks, then I had to move on. This latest painting goes in the opposite direction – using very muted colour . 

And here is the previous painting that I gave up on:

Blue Jay

Blue Jay 8″ x 8″

While painting this, I was watching this:

And I think that’s when they started winning!

House Sparrow

House Sparrow 8″ x 8″

Obviously, I paint birds because I like them. I love to be able to identify the birds that I see, but other than how they look and sound, I don’t really know much. With each bird I paint, I have been reading a little about each one. I am really enjoying that part of the process. Here’s some bird trivia: House Sparrows always live near humans – often surviving on seeds, livestock feed and human food. You probably see them in your backyard all the time, but you won’t find them in the forest.  

I have lots of bird prints up on Etsy. Take a look!

Steller’s Jay

Steller’s Jay 8″ x 8″

The first time I ever saw a Steller’s Jay was during a visit to BC, before moving here. There was a group of them in a picnic area where we stopped. I was fascinated by their beautiful colour, but nervous about their loud squawking and aggressive swooping. Obviously they were used to people sharing snacks with them. The ones I see around the city these day are much more polite.

 

Barn Swallows

Barn Swallows 8″ x 8″

I hadn’t intended on making this so pink. It just happened. After looking at it for a week, I think I’m okay with it.

Mallard Duck

Mallard Duck 8″ x 8″

Painting a duck makes you realize how shiny they are. Tricky to capture.

Junco

Junco 8″ x 8″

I’m already seeing lots of these guys and it’s not even spring yet!

Here are my birds (and my tree) on display at Stock Home Design at 3060 West Broadway, Vancouver.