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Crow #3

Crow (3) 8″ x 8″

Here is the last of the crows (for now). These paintings are available as prints on Etsy.

Crow #2

Crow (2) 8″ x 8″

I really enjoyed working on the first crow painting, so I decided to do a couple more. Here is # 2.

Crow #1

Crow 8″ x 8″

This is the time of the year when you see young crows learning to fly. They are so vulnerable – usually sitting helplessly on the ground until they figure it out. I watched one little guy get off the ground, only to slam into the side of a parked car. Kind of comical once I realized he was okay.   

Blue Jay

Blue Jay (2) 8″ x 8″

 

Cedar Waxwing

Cedar Waxwing 8″ x 8″

I’ve gotten a little behind on my posting over the Christmas season. Here’s one from last month. 

Chickadee

Black-capped Chickadee 8″ x 8″

I clearly have a thing for Chickadees, since this is the third one I’ve painted recently. I’m pretty happy with how they’ve turned out. And even happier that one has sold!  

Starling

Starling 8″ x 8″

Once again I was challenged by the shiny, shimmery, iridescence of feathers. I was trying to capture all of the colours that were reflected back from his feathers, but also wanted to show how shiny he was. I don’t think I succeeded (but I like how the head turned out).

 

Rufous Hummingbird

Rufous Hummingbird 8″ x 8″

After my previous hummingbird fail, I wasn’t sure how this one would go. I find the shiny iridescent feathers difficult to paint. What colour do I choose for something that looks green and orange at the same time? Keeping it simple works best for me. Paint less colours instead of more, and let your imagination fill in the rest.    

Robin

Robin 8″ x 8″

Three Sparrows

Three Sparrows 8″ x 8″

More birds! Prints are available on Etsy.