Red-breasted Nuthatch

Red-breasted Nuthatch (4″x4″ oil on raised panel)

Depending on the device you are using, this painting may look much larger than it actually is. Towards the end of the summer, I painted another series of “minis” just 4″ x 4″. It is so much fun to paint these – talk about instant gratification! I tried to keep them quick and playful. The subjects are such that they can be depicted around life-sized.

There’s something so adorable about nuthatches …maybe it’s the way they walk head-first down the tree trunks. Anyway, I decided to capture that classic pose here.

image (C) 2021 Hilary Farmer

4 thoughts on “Red-breasted Nuthatch

  1. …and don’t forget that quiet sound they make as they go down the tree. Amongst all the chortling and squawking of local birds, that quiet little “-eep, -eep, -eep” from deep within a pine tree is like a little signal from heaven. BTW: absolutely beyond fantastic painting…

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