Monday, October 11, 2010

Guarding the Nest

Another freestyle painting, no photo, no sketch, just brush it in.  Guarding the Nest is in acrylics on a 8x6 archival canvas panel.  The painting is protected by a clear satin finish top coat.  

The inspiration for this painting is from watching our Red Birds in our yard and observing their habits.  They are a family oriented bird and are very close to each other.  The male is the bright red while the female is not a brilliant in color.  If you see the female on the nest or near by, you can rest assured that the male bird is within several yards hidden in the trees or brush watching over his mate.  We have watched the males feed the female bird many times.  They also have a very pretty song and sharp schrips to call each other with.  They like to build their nest in our brushy foliage in the front flower bed.  They are quite skiddish, especially when we have the camera out.  LOL  We have really enjoyed watching them.  I hope you enjoy the painting and this little tid bit of news about our red birds.

Let us pray before we paint,

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