Carolina Wren, 6x6" oil, ©Diane Mannion
Took a break while I was painting this and saw a Carolina wren on a flower pot in the garden. A male wren woos the female by building several nests for her to choose from. Was thinking about adding a wren in this painting, the timing was perfect!
Another small painting for a competition deadline this weekend. They're a joy to paint! Here's how this one looked when first sketched out on canvas with transparent Payne's gray and Gamsol.