Hey Friends Saw a small gang of Red-Winged Black Birds at Judy's house this summer. She lives in Botetourt County. Also saw some grackles there. Took me a couple months of searching but I finally figured out the birds were Grackles ! Since then I've seen a couple at home. They are pretty but I'll probably find out they are a pain to paint, with that iridescent head.
This Red-Wing's background is a collage of painted deli papers and stenciled gels. The bird is painted. All done with acrylics.
Now I need to get back to the studio, I'm working on a large diptych for the Goose Creek Show. The Harmony Equestrian Center is the subject. Got my fingers crossed !!