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Chickadee and Berries

Chickadee and Berries 8″ x 8″

While this is not strictly a Christmas painting, I think it would fit in nicely with our decorations this year.

Unless someone else wants it? For sale here!

Coming in for a Landing

Coming in for a Landing – 11″ x 14″

I’m not sure if I’m finished with this painting, but I don’t know what else to do with it. I like the bird, but it doesn’t seem to belong to the same world as the background. I think there are a couple of different styles going on. My solution – move on to something else.

Pine Siskin

Pine Siskin 8″ x 8″

I’ve seen this type of bird around, but hadn’t heard of a Pine Siskin, which is a type of finch. This painting is for sale here.

Sparrows and Pink Blossoms

Sparrows & Pink Blossoms 16″ x 20″

I am on a bit of a roll with the sparrows – I’m painting a couple more after this. I am really enjoying working with the brighter colours. Painting flowers is new to me, so I’m having fun figuring that out.

Chipping Sparrow

Chipping Sparrow 8″ x 8″

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. 

Stellar’s Jay

Stellar’s Jay 8″ x 8″