• (california quail)
  • (california thrasher)
  • (little mr. grumpy pants)
  • (acorn woodpecker)
  • (nutall's woodpecker)
  • (orange-crowned warbler)

our backyard friend's silhouettes

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Part of my new silhouette obsession: Winsor & Newton Black Indian Ink atop delta ceramcoat atop gesso atop the pages of a Moleskine (heavy stock) sketchbook.

We have no more critters in our backyard than anyone else, but I wage that ours are the cutest, because of the quail. There's a family, about 20 of them, that run the perimeter at dusk. The California Thrasher couple have a nest somewhere in the hedge; when we lay in the sun by the bird feeder, one of them will watch us from the grapefruit tree, sometimes with a red worm in his mouth, for a half-hour or more. Hummingbirds are always fighting, and the woodpeckers hae assaulted the old olive tree on their continual hunt or boring insects.

dmariem, Jessica Mejias, and *Christine* added this photo to their favorites.

  1. camera shy momma 73 months ago | reply

    gorgeous! love the silhouette aspect, and the background colors are a great compliment!!

  2. kristin~mainemomma 73 months ago | reply

    this is gorgoues. color just jumps off the page

  3. young@art 73 months ago | reply

    thanks, guys!

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