Saturday, 30 April 2016

5 Tweets in 5 Days (no 2)

oil painting of siskin

A pretty spectacle for a Saturday and a Bank Holiday, I thought. Siskins are members of the finch family and are resident in this part of the UK (South West). Not sure what is going on in this scene: a bit of a land grab, I shouldn't be surprised. 
We must have a million potential nest sites round about our house, but it is surprisingly common to see fisticuffs over one or two preferred sites: avian prime real estate.
Painted in one sitting using cadmium yellow, black and white (and a blob of permanent rose for one guy's mouth). I washed in the background the night before and let it dry.