12.00"x12.00" Acrylic on canvas, unframed


Description of Mourning Dove

Some of you know that I have been compiling a body of work, inspired by a granddaughter, about the little birds we see in our backyard from time to time … this is my latest addition to this group. Some of our grandkidlings think they can hear an owl “hooting” when they are actually hearing the eery call of the Mourning Dove. These delicate birds frequent our area in the fall, and fill the air with their “sad” cries. I enjoyed learning to paint the thicket of limbs and how to create the depth of field in the background, as well as the dove itself.

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