Grey Jay 8″ x 8″
I would have preferred this bird to pop out a bit more but I guess I was working against his natural camouflage. I even removed the snow from the branches, as it was too similar to his head. I’m still not quite happy with it, but time to move on to the next one.
Crow (3) 8″ x 8″
Here is the last of the crows (for now). These paintings are available as prints on Etsy.
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 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.
Red-winged Blackbird (3) 8″ x 8″
I’m much happier with this black bird than I was with the last pair.
Red-winged blackbirds 14″ x 11″
It took me a long time to finish this painting. I had trouble with the background. There were too many little shapes and colours and it was too complicated. This is the simplified version, so you can imagine how busy it was before. Not my favourite painting.
Cedar Waxwing 8″ x 8″
I’ve gotten a little behind on my posting over the Christmas season. Here’s one from last month.
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!