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Thursday, July 16, 2009

Red-winged blackbird (female) painting


A small (6"x9") pastel painting on Colorfix sandpaper.
The bird is a female red winged blackbird with a beakfull of insects. I spent the whole morning at a local marsh, studying and photographing the many species of birds that inhabit the area. On this shot, she paused for a moment, balancing on a cat-tail before returning to her well-hidden nest to feed her young.
I've spent only a few hours working on this painting and it is advancing quite fast, which is somewhat of a relief. I need to get more smaller paintings done for several art shows this fall!

1 comment:

pencilportraits said...

Good to see you back hard at work Colette, busy busy bee!