Sunday, December 26, 2010

"Early Spring Statement" Red-winged Blackbird

I just realized I haven't posted anything new since early November. Where does the time go?

This is the WIP to completion of a 7 x 5 acrylic on Ampersand board, of a Red-winged blackbird declaring his early territory on an old cattail.

WIP 1, just starting:

Looking to get the form of the bird as I go. Second Stage:


Getting closer, and now for more layers on the bird (5-7 layers of glaze), then to the fun part, when I get to add the cottony fluff of the old cattail!

And finally, it's done:

That was fun!

Glad to hear any comments on this one, and thanks for looking.


  1. looks like a noisy little critter! You captured him very well.. As a little girl I was always intrigued by these guys perched by the dozens along the cotton fields where I grew up. You certainly brought back fond memories, thanks Jeri!

  2. Sorry I didn't see this sooner! Thanks for your kind words, TJ