Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Sleepy Pine Siskin

Pine Siskins are commonly found in conifer forests, but during the winter and early spring, they love to visit niger thistle feeders. This little fellow had spent a good part of a morning eating thistle seeds. Between the warm sunshine and a full belly, he dozed off for a few minutes. I had to paint this endearing bird!

This painting, and many others, will be for sale during the Gorge Artists Open Studios Tour, April 12-14, 10-5 p.m. each day. I will be located at 306 Court Street, The Dalles, Oregon. Stop by and say hello. I plan to demonstrate watercolor with the start of a new painting.