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Indigo Bunting, 4 x 4 inches, Oil on Board

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I'm fortunate to have a mated pair of Indigo Buntings visiting my bird feeder.  I say that because I've had the bird feeder for over 10 years and my first sighting was last week.  The male of this species sports stunning ocean blue feathers...some teal in there also.

I paint with a very limited palette, so I was challenged to come up with the right mixtures.  But it wasn't very long before I realized that mixing the right "Indigo" color wouldn't be enough.  So I subdued everything else, to include his cute little beak.


  1. They are a most special bird. I've only seen a few but once was in the spring and they were feeding on suet. Beautiful job of a beautiful bird.

  2. Hey Brande...I can't believe it but we saw one of these little guys over the weekend. We were in the right place at the right time and even had the binocs with us. I had to tell you!


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