Thursday, November 3, 2011

Northern Bluebird Pencil Portrait

Northern Bluebird
I spent a couple of weeks in September working on a color pencil portrait of a Northern Bluebird. You don't see very many of these beautiful birds but while my husband and I were down at his grandfathers cabin I was lucky enough to capture this photograph. As a child my husband would build and put up bluebird nesting boxes on his grandfathers land and to this day checks them every year. 

I completed the portrait in time for the Mill Art Centre Member Show and left it, along with a couple of other pieces, in the gallery for the month of October. When I went to collect the pieces at the end of the show I was told I was the only member to sell some artwork and yes, my original little bluebird had already found a home! 

Prints and note cards of Northern Bluebird can be purchased from my website.