Monday, March 16, 2015

It's an Upside Down World

Red-breasted nuthatch-watercolor and gouache on Mi-teintes paper   6" x 8"
It truly is an upside down world if you are a nuthatch!
These acrobatic little birds spend their days foraging up, down and around tree trunks and branches. I have rarely seen one in an upright position though they can perch that way. They seem to prefer the position in my painting, clinging from the side of a tree. The noise they make is comical as well. It has been described as a tiny tin horn, though I think it sounds more like a nasally "yank, yank".

This little sketch is for purchase through an auction at my Daily Paintworks online gallery. Click below to bid.