This week I've been painting birds, thanks to Tracie Lyn Huskamp's article in the latest Somerset Studio. I've been wanting to do this for some time, but I just couldn't get started. Her suggestion to trace the outlines from a photo onto muslin gave me just the right start. After painting him with Golden's Acrylics onto the muslin, I cut him out. Not sure what I will finally do with the wren, but for now I placed him on an old envelope and letter.
The Carolina Wren is a frequent visitor to my birdfeeders, and he's one of my favorites. Some may think he's not as colorful as some of the other birds, but I am drawn to the rich shades of brown and buff. Who could resist that chubby little body? The white eyestripe gives his face a clever and inquisitve look. For such a little fellow, he can sing awfully loud. Maybe that's why I like him so much — people say the same thing about me!