"A Blue, Rear View" 6 x 6 inches, Oil on Gessoboard- $ 95.
Any artist who has ever painted a Blue Jay already knows the lesson I learned yesterday...they are NOT easy to paint. They actually have grey feathers that reflect light as blue. They are beautiful birds and the couple that come to my feeder have brightened many days for me.
I subdued the background to insure this painting is all about the beauty of this bird. They are big birds and I read they have a reputation of throwing their weight around or being bullies. Not the two at my feeder. They follow the lead of the other birds and wait for a turn.