Scarlet Tanager by Mary Beth Brath
I have taken the challenge by Leslie Saeta to complete 30 paintings in 30 days. Each painting will be 6x6" on canvas paper. I picked a theme of birds to keep me focused. The 30 birds chosen as subject matter are all birds that I have spotted over the years. Most are common in my region.
Painting No. 7
I remember the first time a saw a Scarlet Tanager like it was yesterday. It was in the late 1980s and I was bird watching off of my parents' deck. This streak of flaming red flew over the porch and into the neighbor's tree. When I focused my binoculars on the bird, I thought for sure it was loose from an exotic pet store (ok...I was a teenager then). I ran in the house to tell of my discovery. After I researched the bird, I couldn't believe it was common. I have only seen 4 or 5 since that day.
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