Thursday, March 28, 2013

A Tui

Today's little oil study is a New Zealand tui, one of my favorite birds!  They're nectar eaters so are commonly seen on the flowers of the flax when it is blooming.  They have a beautiful liquid song.
The tui is difficult to paint.  From a distance it appears black but when you're viewing it up close, you see the iridescent green and blue (and some brown) on the bird.

                             282 - Tui                                   
    5" x 7" oil study on board,  unframed.  US $85 plus $7 shipping. 

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful bird. So nicely done. I'm not surprised it's sold. Congrats.