The painting bug hit pretty hard this Christmas. After I took a class in November, I realized that this opened the door to making even more creative gifts for family and friends. This painting is of a Painted Bunting. We see these beautiful, colorful birds each year when we go down to Jekyll Island for vacation or to visit. They are a family favorite.
I looked at scores of photographs online of the Painted Bunting, so I could try to be reasonably accurate in the color placement, etc. All in all, it was a pretty fun project to complete. Not a masterpiece and certainly not a photograph, but a bright, happy, obvious bird painting. Works for me.
This particular painting was inspired by a painting of an Eastern Bluebird. Since the shapes were largely similar, I kind of kept the outline the same and then changed the coloration to be that of the more showy Painted Bunting. Birdie then became part of Christmas for my youngest son, an avid bird watcher.
He really seemed to enjoy it and asked for another to go with it. He is just determining which bird he would like next. Love that! I think I would like to try the mottled Bluebird, myself.
Do you ever attempt a new craft? How did you like it?
Till next time,