While working on this painting, I thought that the grey background might be too dark and dull. But I like how it turned out. The grey makes the orange of the robin pop out. Every painting is an experiment.
For sale on Etsy.
Chickadees are one of the cutest, most cheerful birds around. And they always seem to be so curious and playful. Their little round bodies and happy songs are hard to resist. (Which is why I’ve painted another one, I guess).
A tiny painting can sometimes be a great study for something larger. I painted the 3″ painting with my usual series of tiny paintings for Christmas, then the larger one.
Yes, more birds. Only smaller this time.
Here’s something to brighten up our grey winter. And I finally remembered to take a photo of my work at the Corner Cup.
I see lots of these guys in the park, usually foraging under the bushes. Easy to recognize with their beady orange eyes.
I did something different with the background here. I’m not sure if I like it, or if it looks like some crazy 70’s wallpaper.