Feb 11, 2014

A Day at the Berry Patch - Finished!!!

A Day at the Berry Patch - 11.5 x 14 - Graphite  $400 Unframed

My House Sparrows are done!! 

With a touch of coloured pencil and graphite they have really come to life.  Of course I did the males, they have the lovely plumage, which is really very striking in the sunlight.  (No, I am not sexist, but really, the males are more fun to draw.)  I was surprised when I read they were now a very common bird in North America.  I have not noticed them at our feeder at all. They do love seeds and insects so although they live in urban areas they must stick closer to the farming areas where both are plentiful. 

Interesting to read about these sparrows, they were originally from the Middle East and spread to Europe and North Africa.  They were introduced to North America in 1852 in New Year. They are a very adaptable bird and when introduced to an area they can spread at a rate of 230 kilometres per year!  I guess we can learn a few tricks from them on how to be more adaptable!!
I am sure that despite being mostly seed eaters they will enjoy a few of these blackberries when ripe as well!!

Be sure and check out my Points to Ponder on my new Marketing Skills page here on my blog.  I hope they help to bring new life to your Art Marketing this year. 

Have a great day,   


Gillian Olson said...

Wendy, what a beautiful piece!

Wendy Mould AFCA said...

Thank you Gillian, I really enjoyed working on it. It has really inspired me to try something more complicated, this time in watercolour!! Should be interesting.