8”x6” oil on Raymar board
A visit to Cloudcroft, NM, (9,000ft)
for a few days last month,
provided the pleasure of seeing
many wonderful Jays.
They flitted between the trees showing off
flashes of their beautiful, blue colors.
Jays love peanuts in the shell
and our host would place them on the deck rail.
They would actually pick and choose,
putting back down ones they didn't want.
It was fun watching them .
I have decided to do a short "bird series"
and it is helping me get back in the flow and my block.
Due to my painting technique, exact detail
is pretty impossible. I try for the essence or impression .
I am explaining this because
I have a serious birder who follows my blog.
He posts the most incredible images
taken by Miriam Bauman
I am hooked on his blog and through it have traveled
and seen the most interesting
and awesome places/things/birds.
Check out his amazing blog link below
if you are a nature lover.
David M. Gascoigne