from a dad's view

Nest – Watercolor

Nested
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Twice this year already I have had birds build their nest where I would prefer that they wouldn’t, on my kitchen window seal and on top our front porch column. The column isn’t to bad accept every time that you would walk out the front door the mother bird would come busting out of the nest and scare the pants off of you. The kitchen window seal didn’t bother us, but the mother bird would constantly fly away every time it seen movement in our kitchen (and that’s a lot with me in the house) and we were afraid it would abandon the eggs. So I tape a piece of black card board to the window in order to block its view into the house. That seem to work. And the front porch nest, we just let go until the little ones had left the nest. This painting is dedicated to all the mother birds that build the nest…. where they are supposed to… in a tree!

This is a 9″ x 9″ watercolor on 140lb cold press paper

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5 responses

  1. Pat

    Lovely. I like the little leaf in the nest.

    July 22, 2014 at 2:12 pm

  2. JRumage

    Those birds moved to my house. We have four nest in places where they don’t belong. I like the detail in the grass, wish you would teach me some technique.

    July 23, 2014 at 8:14 am

  3. Must have been house finches? 🙂 Beautiful painting, as always!

    July 24, 2014 at 3:07 pm

  4. I really love the texture that you created with the nest twigs. Those birds sure like to make a nest just where you don’t need them to, don’t they.

    July 27, 2014 at 1:54 pm

  5. You captured the softness of the nest. Lovely soft palette – just right!

    August 9, 2014 at 4:44 am

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