One of the signs of spring in Michigan is the red-winged blackbirds calling as they nest in the wet areas. This inspired my painting of one in acrylics.
I combined a photo I took a few days ago of some wetlands nearby, with the blackbird to show him in his native habitat. The palette was my usual one.
3 thoughts on “Red Wing Blackbird: acrylic painting”
Absolutely beautiful!!! 🙂
Interesting painting, I really like how you left the bird small, and added that beautiful water in the background. Also, the cattails add a lot of interest to the foreground.
Shawn, thank you; I love the marshes around here, and that was my goal, to show the beauty of wetlands.