This is a quick sketch of an American Goldfinch sitting on the very top of this narrow branch. I also refer to these finches as the baby birds. I am always amazed how light they are and that they can perch on the smallest of branches. When I see something silly that the birds are doing outside, I create quick sketches to capture the moment before they fly away.
We have been enjoying warm spring days and in this watercolor painting of silly birds sitting on a branch, the birdies are chattering away and taking a break from building their nests.
Many times I create quick sketches to try out colors, lines, and the arrangement of space. This watercolor sketch of a home was for a custom order placed through my A Painting of Your Home page where I paint portraits of homes. In this painting I tried out different colors of green and played with the relationship between the home, landscape, and sky.
This bird’s eye view of a watercolor painting of a tree lined path reminds me of the way that I paint trees and branches and this painting could easily represent a tree with leaves. I like the idea of a bird’s eye view and creating a space to reflect on what you see from a distance.
A sketch of an American Goldfinch sitting in tree blossoms that I drew the other day. He was hard to see and just sat there in the pear tree singing away surrounded by all of the blossoms. This is the type of quick sketch I start my paintings with.
I created this watercolor painting of a cute bird sitting on a branch to capture the sketch that I made of a cute bird sitting on the lowest branch of a shrub sitting quietly in the warm spring sun.
It’s a beautiful spring day and I wanted to post a painting to celebrate Francis M. Chapman’s quote about spring bird songs.
“Spring would not be spring without bird songs.”
Francis M. Chapman