Yay! My online shop is open and I'm so happy to be able to welcome you there today (or click 'shop' under blog header).
I have many plans for this virtual gallery store. But for now, the big deal is that the shop is alive with new prints for sale!
Originally painted in watercolor, I chose couple of warm and cool backgrounds for one of my favorite birds---the black-capped chickadee. The inspiration came from this quote:
"We learned to be patient observers like the owl. We learned cleverness from the crow, and courage from the jay…But above all of them ranked the chickadee because of its indomitable spirit."
~ Tom Brown Jr.
Such a small bird set against bold and valiant colors, indeed.
When I finished painting, this was the aftermath of my palette, dirty brushes and color-test page. Mixing a good neutral gray was challenging but worth it!