Two Varied Thrushes

Two Varied Thrushes (8″ x 10″ oil on stretched linen)

A few weeks ago the arbutus trees behind our house were full of flitting varied thrushes just pausing long enough to snatch a berry. Such beautiful birds! I wanted to capture the feeling of the scene in this small painting.

image (C) 2022 Hilary Farmer

Here the Birds Dance

Here the Birds Dance (24″ x 36″ oil on canvas)

To close out 2021 a larger piece that I worked on over a couple of months and finished recently. Inspired by the local juncos who are so quick flitting about. Often, they are only recognized by the flash of white in their tails. There is a feeling of Autumn in this piece as well, with arbutus berries and leaves and also signs of new rain in puddles. Realistic elements and other more abstracted passages balance each other.

Some details.

Here the Birds Dance (detail lower left)
Here the Birds Dance (detail upper left)
Here the Birds Dance (detail upper right)
Here the Birds Dance (detail lower right)

Wishing everyone a Very Happy New Year!

images (C) 2021 Hilary Farmer