I love finches, because they add color and liveliness to the landscape. This painting catches a finch clinging to a twig as the morning light shines on him.
I painted the grays with a mix of ultramarine blue, transparent oxide red, black and titanium white; I used these colors and added cadmium yellow for the body, as well as burnt sienna and raw umber.
One thought on “Birds of Michigan: Greeting the Morning”
Looks just like the ones in my backyard.