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hummerseeker
06-18-2011, 05:38 PM
This is a pair of Bohemian Waxwings gorging on berries. It is 16 X 28" on 300 lb Arches hot press.

gaykir
06-18-2011, 05:45 PM
This is stellar and these are my all time favorite bird! When I lived in Texas I waited for the migration every year! You've done a nice job capturing them. The marking are great.

hummerseeker
06-18-2011, 05:52 PM
Thanks, Gayle! I think the Cedar Waxwings are probably the ones you saw here in Texas, which are almost an identical close cousin to the Bohemians, which you will find much farther north. I wanted to paint these since they have a few more markings than the Cedar Waxwings do. But yes, I love it when they flock around here in fall, winter and early spring. Such cool looking birds!

Ms Nan
06-18-2011, 06:01 PM
Outstanding - I love your paintings.

OkeeKat
06-18-2011, 06:25 PM
Ohhhh these are beautiful!!
You do birds sooo well!!
Love it.
Great lighting on the branches too!

hummerseeker
06-18-2011, 06:48 PM
Thanks Ms. Nan and OkeeKat! One of my favorite parts of this painting was how the branches came out :cool:

Raymo
06-18-2011, 07:46 PM
OMG, where is my BB gun ?

hummerseeker
06-18-2011, 07:57 PM
Oh, no you don't! You can have the doves, but leave the waxwings alone! :)

PainterDeb
06-18-2011, 08:45 PM
Hi Karen, Beautiful job on this! I really like how the birds are so well defined, and the branches/background are a little softer.

Just curious, is this a male/female pair, or are these both male birds?

hummerseeker
06-18-2011, 09:23 PM
Hey Deb, thanks. Yes, this is a pair, the male being on the right. I used my field guides and a magnifying glass to get the markings right.