This is a shot from my desk this weekend. I am currently working on bird nest paintings, animal/bird portraits on small plaques, and wedding invitation designs.
Nest No. 30 is a Blue Gray Gnatcatcher. The Blue Gray Gnatcatcher is a tiny little bird, only about 4" in length. Several times I have been asked if they are baby birds... no, just super tiny! They are common around here, busily chatting and feeding at the tops of the trees.
I haven't posted in a while but not for lack of things to post! Just busy! I promise this week I am going to post it all... starting with this- My latest bird nest! It is a pair of Florida Scrub-Jay's. I did this painting a couple months ago and forgot to post it! I just remembered when I had a lovely encounter with some Scrub-Jay's this week at a place called Lyonia Preserve. Florida Scrub-Jay's are very friendly birds. At Lyonia they have no fear of people and will even land on you. One landed on my head, and...
Here is Bird Nest No. 28, which is a pair of American Goldfinch with 3 almost-grown chicks in the nest. Happy little family! Old book pages and postage stamps decorate the nest, surrounded by vintage style velvet leaves. Also, mys hop has been updated to include the Penguins Field Guide and Bird Nests no. 25, 26, and 27.