paintings of birds: a captivating tribute to our feathery friends
Welcome to the enchanting realm of paintings of birds. As artists, we get inspiration from the vision, grace, and freedom of these beautiful creations.
Whatever level of artistic mastery you're at, from novice to expert, bird paintings provide an engaging study of color, texture, and the vitality of life.
Birds, with their array of vibrant colors and stunning patterns, are a fascinating subject for artists. This gallery of birds is a testament to their diversity.
There is such a variety of birds, from the soaring Condors to the tiny Bee Hummingbird. God outdid himself when he created "The Puffin"!
What an amazing bird with the outstanding colors and patterns on their head especially. It was such a joy painting this bird.
paintings of birds we see
Downy on a Pine
I like to walk in the mornings when everything is clean and crisp.
One time I kept seeing a Downy Woodpecker on the pine trees when I
walked by every morning.
Finally, I told my husband, I think it
means I am supposed to add him to the paintings of birds. I'm going to
paint him. I took some photos to figure out how to paint the pine bark and the Virginia Creeper that was turning red.
So, I did the "Downy on a Pine" with Virginia Creeper climbing up the tree. The red creeper
leaves complimented the red on the Downy's head to make a beautiful
Sometimes an artist will get stuck on one thing for a while. "Free
Love" came after a dolphin and egret paintings that were done with pink, purple and
The colors are softer in this painting to portray the soft nature of the mourning doves loving on each other.
A simple, beautiful painting of birds to portray a complex subject. Love is our gift to give.
One of God's beautiful creations are bluebirds. We have a bluebird
nest in the front yard. They raise two sets of babies each year.
Bluebirds don't eat from the bird feeders because they prefer grubs. But they are regular visitors to the
birdbath. We enjoy seeing them bring their youngsters to drink and bathe.
I took a photo and did this bird painting of a male
bluebird while he was “Cleaning Up”.
Wren and Morning Glories
It's as much fun watching the birds, as growing the flowers. The little wrens are so perky and always fun to watch. My yard is full of flowers to attract and feed the butterflies and birds.
The blue Morning Glories made a lovely oil painting in the "Wren and Morning Glories".
Two of my most favorite flowers are a selection of roses outside in the garden and
orchids that grow in the house.
Cardinal 'n' Dogwood
I went out and painted some of the wild Dogwood flowers while they were blooming.
I came home, a male Cardinal made a good addition for the "Cardinal 'n'
Dogwood" painting. Birds and flowers are always a good combination for a painting.
See how to paint an Oriole with Dogwood flowers.
One of the best things to do in Florida is walk on the beach and watch the shore birds.
This Oyster Catcher is out looking for an oyster dinner. He was catching some surf on his way over the rocks.
It was fun painting the splashing, moving water in
Watercolor is easy. You can start by painting a hummingbird.
When Florida became my home, I only painted with oils. But, at my new home, watercolor paintings were the norm.
So, I started working on my watercolor skills. Watercolor can be painted in a realistic manner like the "Rooster" above.
Or we can let the watercolor do its amazing things. It was fun letting the paint flow in the bird painting below.
The dove represents the Holy Spirit in the Bible. Here's a watercolor on Aquabord of a lovely white dove "Visiting Heaven".
Today many Christians have been ascending and visiting heaven while they are still alive.
What does the scripture say about heaven?
Pelicans are amazing birds. We got to feel one
when we accidentally caught him while we were fishing.
They look large, but they actually
don't weigh very much. They are very light weight. When we let him go, he paddled around, as if to say thank you.
The "Paddlin' Pelican" made a beautiful painting of birds.
Anhinga with Mangrove
Florida was my second home for about thirty years. I really enjoyed
all the bird life. The Anhinga is one of the native birds seen
around the waterways and lakes.
Some people call them
snake birds. When they are swimming, their body is submerged with their head
and neck sticking out of the water. People think it resembles a snake. Not to
me, they are just interesting birds.
One day I saw this one in a lake across the street from a shopping center. I snapped some photos and painted the "Anhinga with Mangrove" on watercolor paper.
Flamingos have a unique shaped bill
made for scooping through the mud to filter out the critters to eat.
This oil painting of the pink “Flamingos Feeding” was a challenge for me.
painted the upright ones just fine. Then when I got to their
reflections, it was confusing. I found myself painting the reflections
the same direction as the upright birds.
So, the problem was solved by turning the canvas
upside down. Then the painting went smoothly.
Paintings of birds would not be complete without a robin. The robin redbreast is an all-American bird seen in all of the continental 49 states.
Every morning and just before dark my backyard is filled with robins. Here's a simple oil painting of a "Backyard Robin".
you can do paintings of birds
The world of birds is incredibly
diverse. It's a fascinating
for both aspiring and
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let the birds inspire your next painting!