I'm working out of a suitecase this summer. While this has it's challenges it also has it's rewards. While in Eastern Michigan for a few weeks I was missing the swans and my daily visits with the local birds at home, but soon enough I had bird visitors in the parking lot outside my motel room door. Ring Billed Gulls gathered every evening looking for food. I brought out a loaf of bread and had 30 - 40 instant friends. I took lots of photos and found they are very humorous and intesting to watch.
The little paintings above are just 1st roughed in layers of 4 of the gulls. I thought the way each would stand or walk was interesting and pretty cute, so I'm painting a little series. I'll update as the paintings progress.
Artist Mary Hughes, Michigan U.S.A.