Sassy Sunburst

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Sassy Sunburst ~ 6″ x 6″ oil on canvas coated hardboard panel

“Sassy” is a little Stellar’s Jay that lives with her family in a big old cedar snag in my yard. I hear her squawking at the cats every morning, trying to scare them away from her suet. She has become very brave, landing on the windowsill and peeking in at us as we eat lunch if her feeder is empty, as if to say, “Hey, what about my lunch?” She is quite the mimic, even using a Bald Eagle call in an attempt to chase away the cats!

This little painting will be up for auction tomorrow morning starting at $49, at DailyPaintworks. Click here to bid.

 

 

 

True Blue

4″ x 4″ oil on gallery wrap canvas (1.5″ profile)
Edges painted black and ready to hang

For sale at DailyPaintworks…starting price $30.00
BID HERE
(auction becomes live Wednesday morning)

The Stellar’s Jay ( I can’t help but call them blue jay…my kids are constantly correcting me!)
is B.C.’s provincial bird, and a very common one at our feeder. They’re rambunctious, noisy and comical. They squawk at me when they’re out of food, and they make such a mess. They only want the sunflower seeds, so they swish their beaks through the seed, scattering it everywhere, just so they can pick out the sunflower sees. I love watching them because they seem to try so hard to communicate. I’ve had many opportunities to take pictures of them, and I love the brilliance of their feathers.