I’m painting birds again. I’ve drawn and painted plenty of birds before, and written about it too, notably with The Daily Bird. The most salient point I’ve made about birds is that they are one of the few wild animals with which we interact on a daily basis, even if we don’t think of our urban birds as being “wild” because of the degree to which they’ve adapted to our presence.
I’m not a birder, I often don’t know the name or habits of the birds that I see (although I do often make an effort to find that information later), but I like to observe them and I take many photographs of birds being birds.
These pieces are slated for the upcoming Pajaro Valley Arts TakeAways exhibition, which is a fundraising exhibition for a fantastic organization. April 7 – May 23, 2021, more details soon. Hopefully a few more birds soon too, to complete the set.