Monday, July 27, 2009

Rose-Breasted Grosbeak


This is a painting I started last night using an Acrylic underpainting. I finished it this morning with Oil glazes and highlights. It's on 9" x 12" panel.

These Grosbeaks are very frequent visitors to my feeders, so I get to study them quite often.

I'm always amazed at the array of birds my little "feathered friend oasis" pulls in. Right now it seems to be mostly Goldfinches, Grosbeaks and Bluejays. For whatever reason, the Chickadees have disappeared for now, but I know they'll return. Along with the Nuthatches, Juncos and Woodpeckers.

I have an "Open House" scheduled for my new studio in October, so I'm trying to get new works ready for display. I'll hang on to this one for that event.

5 comments:

Unocchio Vecchiaccio said...

Willy I lofe that Grossbeak. Another great one for your collection of fine pieces. You'll probably get offers prior to the event if word gets out. Congrats on the new studio. Much success to the open house. Wish I were coming. Best to you my friend

Wilson said...

Thanks, Maurice. You CAN come to the Open House. Northern New York isn't all that far away!! lol
Nice "High Sierra" photos on your blog, too. I was checking them out this afternoon.

Queen*B Studio said...

This is absolutely beautiful Wilson. Another perfect picture! How is your summer so far? I was away for two weeks and am back to work this week...blah! Hope all is well :)

Dawn

Wilson said...

Well, we've had a rather wet summer so far. Lots of rain!! I haven't even been doing any "on location" work yet, but I've been getting some photos for painting ideas. Gotta get the easel "out there", but just been too busy!
Working on another pet commission, too, so I'll post that when I get it finished. ( a dog this time )

Queen*B Studio said...

I know!! This rain is crazy, its the first time out plants survived the summer. Christy McGuire actually did a pet painting of my dog Austin. Its the black lab posted on her blog! You guys are awesome when it comes to realistic things :) Hope to see the finished work when its completed!

Dawn