Birds…

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I started my career in art as a wildlife artist with a special focus on birds.  My interest in birds went hand in glove with my interest in drawing.   On occasion I revisit this early motivation for artistic expression.  In this case, one of my most recent paintings, a Pacific Slope Flycatcher.   A pair of these birds nested in our barn and were so fun to sketch as one or the other perched on a sycamore tree near the barn, shifting their parental duties from catching insects to feeding their young.   The seemed to focus on specific insects for a time, then as that hatch faded, would introduce a new species into their diets.   I have learned so much about the world observing nature.  Birds in particular have been great teachers regarding the world around me.

 

 

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