Thursday, January 5, 2012

Fledgling Bird Oil Painting



20" x 10" "Maybe Tomorrow"
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This little Robin fledgling is taking his first steps out of the nest. He was rescued after a storm that left him wet and on the ground with very few feathers. We found a nest, tied it to a tree and in a short time his mother began feeding him, visiting every 20 minutes or so. He lived the life of an independent youngster with support of his mother for almost a week. Rather than being pushed out of a nest it was his decision. On this particular day he stepped out of the nest, walked a few feet, took a look around, up, down, then turned and walked back to the nest and took a nap. He would brave the new world the next day. It was a unique experience and I wanted to capture it in a painting.


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4 comments:

Theresa Paden said...

Thank you for sharing the story of this little bird. The painting is beautiful :)

Laura Leeder said...

It pulls at the heart strings Mary!

Doreen Stopczynski said...

Mary, I absolutely love this little bird !

Oil Paintings said...

Thank you sharing bird painting.Good use of colors in painting.