Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Birds of My Neighborhood.

Natural history is kind of what I'm feeling, so I'm going for it.
I figured I'd start with birds that I see in my backyard and on my feeder all the time. The oriole was something I spotted the other day while sitting by the pool. I don't think I've ever seen one in Georgia until now.
Top to Bottom,
Left to Right:
cardinalis cardinalis (Cardinal), icterus spurius (Orchard Oriole), archilochus colubris (Ruby-Throated Hummingbird), peucaea aestiralis (Bachman Sparrow)


  1. That is a cool painting - or what medium did you use? I love birds and you've captured them so well here. I especially love the hummingbird.

  2. Thank you! I painted with watered down acrylics and then inked them with micron pens. The paper was then soaked in tea and baked to give it that sienna tone.