I painted this familiar bird looking alert and inquisitive, the way I often see him in the garden. He’s a striking little bird, and I think the soft mauves of the iris make him look all the more dramatic, with his sharply-contrasted blacks and whites and grays. I set him against a pale yellow sky, with a deep blue-shadowed tree and distant woods of golds, greens, mauves, and blues behind him.
“Black-capped Chickadee and Iris” is an original watercolor painting. I am making a limited number of reproductions of this image as a signed giclée print as well, which may be ordered by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
This is what the 8 1/2 by 11 print might look like framed without a mat. (A mat and frame are not included.)