Saturday, June 26, 2010

Boisterous And Blue--Blue Jay

Close ups

Oil on 5x7 hardboard.

Here's my submission to this week's WDE at Wet Canvas hosted by Heather.

I have always loved birds. The Blue Jay is right at the top of my favorites list along with the Cardinal. Although the Jay is loud and aggressive it's still a marvelous design of shape and color. I think the Lord was trying to get our attention when He created this striking bird. I know He sure got mine.

The Jay is from a photograph. The background....Pure imagination. I hope you like it!


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genesis 1:21 So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living and moving thing with which the water teems, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.


  1. Oh I love your blue jay! You portrayed him beautifully.

  2. It's so obvious you love birds when you do portraits of them like this Dean! Love the gentleness you've caught in his face!

    (The Peugeot Planter was awesome!)

  3. That background is truly striking, Dean. I must say that cardinals and bluejays are my two favorite birds out there as well. Both are just simply beautiful.

  4. hi dean, very nice , i think any blue birds are very striking.just great. take care ben

  5. We don't see a lot of blue jays but when I do I am struck by the captured it beautifully, congrats on the sale!

  6. Your birds really live on the canvas, Dean! A super background and lovely blue jay!

  7. Love the bluejay Dean - the background is scrumpious! They are scrapy birds with an attitude - love their color. I see one once in a while around my place and always enjoy them.

  8. Beautifully painted, my friend. Wish those were around here.

  9. Love it... they are beautiful and you've done him justice for certain.

  10. I do love visiting your blog Dean, always a joy to see what you are up to.and I have listed you on my own blog as a favorite.
    By the way, i own a Blue and God macaw, she is a much painted bird.


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