Monday, February 19, 2018

Bird-watching

Morning Dove, watercolor 22 x 30 cm
The lazy way to do bird watching - fill up a couple of bird feeders, hang them on a tree outside a window. Then sit inside and sketch...
So far I counted seven different species of birds, a few of them are quite rare and I only caught a glimpse of them, like the red cardinal and his wife (no, not the Borgia one) and the house finch. whereas the gold finch in its more subdued winter coat as well as the ordinary sparrow are the most common visitors. Of all, I keep being surprised by the multitude of soft pastel colors present in the plumage of the morning dove. The colors on the ones I painted are naturally exaggerated.

Dark-eyed juncos, 30 x 22 cm

Morning Doves, watercolor 22 x 30 cm

6 comments:

Meera Rao said...

nice capture !

Sadami said...

Oh, Blaga, what an effective and wise bird watching methods you've chosen! The work is lovely. Just have fun. I like your signature, too. Best wishes, Sadami

Judy said...

Love them! It is a great way of bird watching from your own window! Amazing colours!

JANE MINTER said...

Beautiful studies Blaga hope to see more

AK said...

Lucky you. Such beautiful subjects posing to be painted. Great work. Happy painting.

Jane said...

What a wonderful idea to do this series of birdies in direct , beautifully painted, love all of them !