Tag: goldfinch

When Life Hands You Lemons

Lesser Goldfinch

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.

Flowers of Gold

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.

Where’s the Noms?

Female Lesser Goldfinch

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!

Whatcha You Lookin’ At?

Female Lesser Goldfinch

I put up some branches in my backyard in the hopes that the birds would land on them so I would get better photos. So far, it’s been pretty awesome. The birds seem to prefer it over hanging out on my metal fence and I get better shots of them. Everyone’s happy!