Dots and Dashes

These guys show up with the snow

Chickadees somehow appear out of no where every year when the snow flies, they travel in small groups like gypsies coming in for a quick meal at the feeder and then they’re gone. Oil and watercolour versions, they both have their own qualities.Chikadees hdChickadees hd

4 responses

  1. I love how you handled the misty snowy weather, and the great poses. I love chickadees, we get tons where I live at the feeders here. They are delightful birds!

    December 12, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    • thanks for your comments, I never had the desire to paint birds but someone wanted a commission and this is what came out of it.

      December 12, 2014 at 5:11 pm

  2. Marlene Lee

    well done! Painting them in two different media seems challenging. Did you paint from a photo or is that you know birds so well that you can paint from memory?

    December 14, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    • Thanks for commenting Marlene, they are from a couple of different photo references that I arrange into a composition that works for me. The different media always keep things interesting and they all have their own character.

      December 14, 2014 at 4:58 pm

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