I spent seven days painting this on site at the bird sanctuary. I’m not sure I’m completely done with it yet. I want to live with it for a while and spend more time looking at it before I sign it and declare it finished. There might be a few more minor adjustments.
Todd McGrain, the sculptor, has several wonderful sculptures of birds around the sanctuary on temporary installation. When it snows I’m going to do a painting of his Labrador Duck. I doubt I’ll get seven days on it though.
Todd McGrain’s Carolina Parakeet In The Orchard At The Norman Bird Sanctuary In December, acrylic on canvas, 24×36”