This next painting was completely inspired by a lovely encounter recently with a Scissortailed Flycatcher.
I was out cycling solo in a rural area when suddenly this beautiful bird appears right next to me, playing and dancing around my handlebars.
I was completely entranced by it's amazing long 'scissor' tail and as it would swoop up above me it would showoff the beautiful apricot/ orange flash under its wings.
My feathered friend flew along next to me for about a mile, much to my complete delight and then watched me turn the corner from a safe perch.
Couldn't wipe the grin off my face for days..
9" x 12"
Original available here
Moments like those are why I just cannot stop painting birds..
sigh... I just love those little feathered pieces of heaven :)
love H xx