Monday, January 2, 2012

I'm Back! A Spotted Towhee Study for Today

I really didn't intend to take so much time off, but first there was Christmas - then the grandkids were here - then the weather has been so gorgeous with close to 70 degree weather (I'm usually shoveling snow at this time of year)  so of course I had to work outside in the garden.  Today is the first day back in the studio since before Christmas.

My Christmas card of a junco in the snow has inspired me to do more snow studies.  This is a spotted towhee, formerly known as a rufous-sided towhee.  They're fairly common where I live but I still get a thrill when I see one as they're such pretty birds.

230 - Spotted Towhee
5" x 7" oil study on board, unframed
$75 plus $6 shipping within the U.S.

Oops, I just realized that I didn't post my Christmas card here - so here it is - better late than never.
I posted this on my website and Facebook, and someone contacted me asking for purchase information.  I'm sorry, but I can't find your email.  Could you please contact me again!  Thanks.

......and without the text.

December Junco
6" x 10" oil on board


  1. Adele, I love your cheeky towhee! And you had 70 degrees??? Lucky!

  2. Happy New Year! Love the ornithology lesson and the painting.

  3. I still call them rufus sided towhees. Did they change the name?

  4. I'm not sure when the name was officially change but it's called a Spotted Towhee in my Third Edition of the National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America. I'm sure they changed the name just to confuse us. ;-)