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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Kelly - Painting #12 - American Goldfinches on a Thistle Feeder

American Goldfinches eating thistle seeds
on the feeder outside our kitchen window.

Even in their dull winter plumage enough yellow remains in our goldfinches' feathers to brighten the greyest of Cincinnati days. This small flock of goldfinches didn't mind the snowflakes as they meticulously pulled one tiny seed after another from the mesh screening of the thistle feeder.


Elva Paulson said...

Hi Kelly ... I'm enjoying your birds .. as you've probably figured out by now, I am a fellow bird aficionado.

This captures both the mood of a wintery day and the life and energy of the goldfinches. Well done.

kslaughter said...

Oh, Kelly, this is pure delight! I love the yellow of these sweeties against the gray of the feeder. And your spattered snow---wonderful! I must say, I admire your ellipses ; )

Teri C said...

Wonderful winter sketch right down to the snow and snow flakes!!! I love those Goldfinches, they are so perky and you really captured that look.

Claire M said...

Amazing, simply amazing. I'm amazed at all that you have captured in this painting -- so much more than a single bird. I love your style.

Laure Ferlita said...

Good use of color, values, and temperature to indicate depth and atmosphere in this, Kelly! Very well done!!

Krista Meister said...

I love your view of things. You always capture an interesting viewpoint, Kelly!