Saturday, August 18, 2012

Wake-Up Songs (House Finch Reworked)

"A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song." - Lou Holtz

"Wake-Up Songs"
9" x 12" Acrylic on canvas (re-worked)

This is an older painting that I worked on this morning to correct the bird's anatomy and color.   I am much happier with this little house finch now.    There are several palm trees outside my studio and several house finches sing away in the early morning; especially when the palms bear their "fruit", which they like to eat.
These birds were introduced to Hawaii from California sometime before 1870.

Below is one of my reference photos for another painting in progress right now.

These are wild Hawaiian Red Jungle fowl found throughout the islands.   Please return soon to see the completed painting.  

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