Thursday, January 6, 2011

Winter Birding

Black Capped Chickadee
2 1/2 x 5 1/4
graphite on sketch paper


Bird watching is one of the simple pleasures of winter. We have an abundance of subjects to watch at the feeder and bird bath these days. The usual suspects- chickadees, titmice, juncos, robins and cardinals. But, the cedar trees and a huge old mulberry tree on our property also make this home to bluebirds, pine warblers, cedar waxwings, several species of woodpeckers and the elusive yellow belly sapsucker. Still, the little chickadees remain my favorites.

The new online class Painting Water starts next month. You can click here for information and registration.

2 comments:

Maggie Latham said...

He is so cute. We too are blessed with lots of wild birds in our new cottage garden...they are such a joy to watch while feeding...aren’t they. Somehow everything is 'right' with the world when there are little birds flying and talking and feeding. Have you tried water-soluble graphite pencils, Deborah? I've just started daily sketching with them and they are wonderful. I would love to take your class, but am so poor at the moment...(lol)

helen said...

Wonderful image!