A Lesser Goldfinch against the setting sun getting a last bite to eat before bedtime.
This little Lesser Goldfinch was chirping up a storm in this lemon tree. I thought it was so beautiful that the bright green tree was full of yellow lemons and goldfinches and I desperately tried to get a shot with the lemons in the background… but all I could get was that one little tiny lemon edge on the left.
I’m doing a watercolor for my niece for Christmas. She’s a huge fan of goldfinches and she’s getting into art, so I thought that she would like a watercolor of goldfinches for Christmas. I’m not done yet, but here is the inked portion.
I’ve done it on Arches cold-press paper and this is in the first time I’ve tried to use microns on it. The ink didn’t absorb into the paper as much as I would have liked, so I had to go over the lines several times. I think I’ll increase the size of the pens I use next time.
I’ll keep you posted once I’ve applied the watercolor.
A female Lesser Goldfinch giving me the stinkeye. The goldfinches are eating me out of house and home lately. I’ve had to cut back how often I put out seed because I have to refill my feeder every other day at this point! It’s causing a mess in the yard… and all of this after my goal of getting rid of birdseed in the first place! Alas… the birds know my soft spot and exploit it!
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