Thursday, April 11

Watercolor study of bird eggs~

We had a stormy day with sleet & freezing rain~
It would get dark in the studio...
So I put a load of laundry in.
It would brighten up~ I would paint!
Dark again...
I would fold some clothes!

Just enough waves of light to finish my collection of bird eggs!

I cannot claim that they are scientifically accurate~
I can say they are based on notes I have taken through the years.
Based on 27 of my favorite birding books...
Based on sketches drawn from eggs found in our birdhouses~
Identifying the eggs by the birds that flew out!
Based on some sketches I have made at museums & nature centers.

I stopped climbing trees to look in nests for eggs~
The neighbors would be concerned if they saw that!

My husband would be concerned if he saw that!

Our son just returned home from a tour of the United Kingdom
with his high school select choir group.
He had an amazing time... wants to go as a family soon.
He told me I would LOVE the birds!
I know I would be captivated by it ALL~
They would be lovely tour guides!

I have listed a few of these in my Etsy shop...
Hope to add prints of my watercolors to the shop soon.
I will share about it here when I do!

Feathered friends hard at work...
Eastern Bluebirds are putting in long hours building the
perfect nest in one of our bluebird houses~
Our landscape is still rather dull so their brilliant blue
catches our attention as they dash about!
They love to perch in the tippy top of a baby maple tree!

Hope your day is filled with pleasant visits~


Patty C. said...


Patti said...

Oh how I love these! So much so that I had to run over to Etsy and buy one :) since Spring is slow to arrive here in Chicago I think this painting will help get me in the mood while I wait.
Blessings, Patti

Annie said...

Those are truly stunning. I have to admit though that I ended up having a giggle as I misread your last sentence....I thought it said...
Hope your day is filled with pheasant visits!!! hehehe Mine often is so not quite as daft as you think lol
A x
ps if you would like a smile then please pop over to my today's post.

Debra said...

SO beautiful, Michelle!

marie said...

These are lovely Michelle! My favorite is the one with the four warbler that one for sale?

Grace A. said...

so beautiful.

LG Grace

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

So lovely Michelle <3

Марина Заболотнова said...

So beautiful!!!!! Очень люблю ваш блог!I love your blog!

Introverted Art said...

oh my Michelle. I love them all!

Willow said...

Wonderful work Michelle . I applaud your art and your zest for birds. Clapping Wildly I AM :)

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Beijos Marie.