One of my favorite things about Spring is that all my feathered friends come back from their winter homes. And the last couple of weeks have been full of new visitors as well! In addition to the bright yellow goldfinches, cosy purple finches, and dignified robins, over the past few days I have seen a Western Tanager, an Audubon finch, a Black-headed Grosbeak, and the Lazuli Bunting pictured above. At this rate my bird journal will be full by the end of summer!
I love to paint birds, My paintings for licensing tend to restrict themselves to the birds that everyone know and loves, like chickadees and cardinals. I would love to paint some of these new friends, but I am not sure how they would be received by the people who buy my work. What do you think? Should I add some new critters to my repertoire?