Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Sun Bittern

The sun bittern is one of my favorite birds and I loved the way this painting turned out. (It's also pretty small, 7 1/8" x 2 3/4".) This bird will open its wings to warn off any other critter it feels is a threat. It has two large red spots on its wings that almost make it look like a butterfly. A male once saw me as a threat at the zoo and I was amazed at how beautiful a warning can be. Enjoy and Happy Wednesday!

1 comment:

  1. the face is beautiful! i'm impressed that you can paint so well in that tiny space.