Showing posts with label birds. Show all posts
Showing posts with label birds. Show all posts

Friday, September 22, 2017

Colorful Finch

This is a colorful little Cassin Finch. Entire families of finches seem to be all over the place only occasionally chased away by ornery Scrub Jays and Robins. The bird's beautiful colors prompted me to paint him. Ink and watercolor.

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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Hummingbird Heaven

Bright sunlight, and plenty of colorful flowers make this little hummingbird happy. Soon, it will be joined by other birds and butterflies but right now it is all for him to enjoy. Ink and watercolor. SOLD

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Monday, May 29, 2017

Lilac Breasted Roller

 A member of the roller family of birds found in Africa. Prefers open woodland and savanna. It is largely absent from treeless places. It perches conspicuously at the tops of trees, poles or other high vantage points from where it can spot insects, lizards, scorpions, snails, small birds and rodents moving about at ground level. Cute but dangerous. Ink and watercolor.SOLD

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Saturday, May 06, 2017

Morning Trees

The sun's rays creep through the huge trees in this early morning forest scene. All is quiet except for the birds beginning to chirp and critters scurrying through the dense underbrush. Ink and watercolor
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Saturday, March 02, 2013

Cathedral Lake-Yosemite

This is a quick, small painting of the area near Cathedral Lake in the Yosemite valley. Quiet and serene, only the echos of birds and animals and the wind through the trees are heard here. SOLD

Friday, March 23, 2012

Living High

Somebody built some beautiful bird houses on a platform up high near some tree branches. A lone bird appears to be pondering which house he might want to live in. I hope he makes up his mind soon because there are a lot of other birds who would die to live in a nice neighborhood like this one. Ink and watercolor.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Plump, Happy Birds

These plump little birds seem to be getting good food somewhere. They look pleasingly plump and are letting everyone know how happy they are by chirping away and being vocal about it. Looks like they just took a dip since their hair is pointy. Ink and watercolor.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Detailed Owl

I developed this owl as a demonstration in one of my art classes. Using a photograph as my guide, I penciled in the owl and slowly developed the image as the class went on. The students watched for the first fifteen minutes then began to draw on their own. My finished art is the top piece. Because I was too lazy to paint in a background, I did the bottom image with the help of layers in Photoshop. The trees were shot in my backyard and the owl art was layered on top. Ink, Photoshop, watercolor, Sharpie and Prismacolor pens.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Cattail Cluster

A loose ink and watercolor rendering shows a section of cattails on a quiet summer morning. A few birds are flying over providing the only noise that could be heard at this time. It was very peaceful and relaxing at the edge of this pond.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

My Brilliant Cardinal

My brilliant red cardinal looks freshly scrubbed from being caught out in a rainstorm. He has dried off and is ready for an exciting day. I think this is one of the prettiest birds and I wish they flew around my part of the woods. Ink and watercolor.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

American Robin

My friendly little American Robin is not exactly friendly. When it is guarding its territory, it is only one notch below the Scrub Jay when it comes to being ornery. But it is fiercely industrious and is intent on keeping its young ones happy readying them to leave the nest. Ink and watercolor.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Ringed Kingfisher

My colorful Kingfisher has a mean look as it searches the landscape for food and for any of his enemies. This is one of nearly 90 species. This one is found in southeast Texas in the USA, Central and South America. I love the color, the white ring around its neck and the large head.

Bird experts may say this painting is not exactly perfect, but for my art purposes it looks close enough to be a Kingfisher. Ink and watercolor.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Cassin Finch Chirping

Birds are chirping around our home as if they were saying they are happy summer is upon us. One of my favorite birds is this colorful little Cassin Finch. Entire families of finches seem to be all over the place only occasionally chased away by ornery Scrub Jays and Robins. I painted this little guy or lady because it is so happy and loaded with color. Ink and watercolor.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Birds Talking

This half-cracked sketch shows that birds actually do sit and chat. Bird #1 at the far left is hearing something from #2 and is in disbelief. Bird #3 is showing no emotion as she listens to #4 who is hoping she is really believing him. Birds can be very vocal. Ink and watercolor.


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