Tuesday, May 14, 2013

SOLD ~ Lilies and Lavender and Rare Bird Sightings by Texas Flower Artist Nancy Medina

 Lilies and Lavender 
by Nancy Medina

Oil on Archival Panel

Lilies and Lavender is the newest daily painting, and a chance to paint my new little stone bird sculpture. I rolled the little bird in a bit of white paint tonight, but I may give him another milk bath tomorrow. It seemed appropriate to include the bird, since this morning, while standing in my Mother's back yard in East Texas, a painted bunting landed less than 6 feet away from me.

These shy little birds are a rare treat, and my Aunt, who is an avid bird watcher and who was standing next to me, nearly fell backward she was so excited to see this colorful little fellow. We are both watching to see when his wife will make an appearance. The bird count this morning from my Mother's feeder included Downy and Hairy Woodpeckers, Red Bellied Woodpeckers, a variety of thrushes and nuthatches, and dozens and dozens of Cardinals. Last year we spotted a Pileated Woodpecker and his mate, and we are really hoping for another glimpse of these giant birds this year.  If I were more clever, I could figure out how to hook up my IPad and record a video of Mom's busy bird feeder for you!

A Painted Bunting from my Mother's yard this morning

Lilies and Lavender in the studio
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