Seasonal Feathers – Painting Birds

SeasonalFeathers_CollageIf you’ve been following along you’ll know that I’ve never actually painted birds until the last few months… I received my first bird commission at Christmas time and directly after posting that finished piece I received the request for this commission you see here.

Shortly after saying yes I felt intimidated – what was I thinking?!?

This commission was for four separate 12″ x 16″ paintings – my client wanted one bird for each season of the year. The first painting (and even a little bit of the second) was a struggle. However, I fought through and by the time I got to the third piece I started to feel more confident. (Coincidentally the third one – the fall chickadee – is my favourite.)

Anyway, I’m sure it’s much more fun to look through the paintings than to listen to me carry on – thanks for popping by – here’s hoping you enjoy these!

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This was my preliminary sketch – I think I stayed pretty true to it actually.

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The first of four! I was happy when this was completed – it was my greatest battle.

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‘Seasonal Feathers Spring’ – acrylic on canvas – 12″ x 16″

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‘Seasonal Feathers Summer’ – acrylic on canvas – 12″ x 16″

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‘Seasonal Feathers Fall’ – acrylic on canvas – 12″ x 16″

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‘Seasonal Feathers Winter’ – acrylic on canvas – 12″ x 16″

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