Tuesday, May 13, 2014

True Blue ~ Stellar's Jay and Art Nouveau

True Blue ~ 4" x 4" oil on gallery wrap canvas (1.5" profile)
Edges painted black and ready to hang

For sale at DailyPaintworks...starting price $30.00
(auction becomes live Wednesday morning)

The Stellar's Jay ( I can't help but call them blue jay...my kids are constantly correcting me!)
is B.C.'s provincial bird, and a very common one at our feeder. They're rambunctious, noisy and comical. They squawk at me when they're out of food, and they make such a mess. They only want the sunflower seeds, so they swish their beaks through the seed, scattering it everywhere, just so they can pick out the sunflower sees. I love watching them because they seem to try so hard to communicate. I've had many opportunities to take pictures of them, and I love the brilliance of their feathers.