A Winter Warbler Watercolor
I was looking at some beautiful photos on Mike Powell’s Photography Blog the other day of a fluffy little yellow-rumped warbler he spotted eating berries in the frigid winter weather at the Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Reserve in Virginia this month.
He was so cute, I asked Mike if I could paint one of his photos. He kindly obliged. My watercolor doesn’t do justice to the beauty of the bird or the magnificent shot Mike caught, but it was fun to do. It’s been a while since I painted a bird. And this little guy had his fluffiest coat on in the frigid temperatures we’ve been experiencing in the Northeast part of the United States lately, which made him just too irresistible for me to resist.
Thanks for giving me a shot at him Mike, and I hope you all might find some time to check out Mike’s lovely photography blog. And if you really love bird photos, you must also check out Kathy’s blog at Backyard Bird Nerd. Kathy has the best backyard birds I’ve ever seen. She claims one of her secrets is the bark butter. I think every bird on the planet would like to live in Kathy’s backyard!
Cheers & Hugs,