Male Common Yellowthroat
Watercolor on HP Paper
Image Size 12 inches high by 10 inches wide
Specimen photographed at Bodie Island Lighthouse
Copyright Linda C. Miller, 2011
Here is a painting of my favorite warbler taken at the Bodie Island Lighthouse last November. We were walking on the boardwalk when my husband spotted this little fellow. With my 300mm Nikon lense in hand, I took over 40 pictures while he bathed and fluttered among the reeds. I had done several studies that I posted earlier and here is my first painting with others to follow!
Also, I am studying with James Warwick Jones who is helping me so much with composition. When we looked over this piece, he said that it reminded him of a painting by Durer called "A clump of grass", a painting that I have long admired as a naturalist and a botanical artist. When we looked at the various matting/cropping options there was one that I had not considered and works so well for this piece. This work will be matted leaving all of the "white space" (a bit more than this image shows).
Thank you for stopping by, Linda
Linda C. Miller
Artist, Naturalist, Instructor