Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Nuthatch at Snowy Sunrise
We used to see a lot of nuthatches around my house, especially during this coldest time of year. And now that the cold seems to keep the cats away from the bird feeders, I've even spotted a few cardinals landing on the feeders for some much needed winter seed. I'm so glad of that.
I found this reference photo for the nuthatch and turned it into a snow scene with a bit of sunrise for warmth. I originally used goache to enhance the saved whites and for the spattered snow, but it seemed to disappear in the dark colors, so I added a bit of white India Ink.
We're off to the hair dresser's for mom and a bit of shopping. The temps are supposed to warm to 30F .. if one considers that warm ...! I don't! LOL
Tomorrow the grands come for our celebration of Santa and Christmas. I know we'll be enjoying the quiet today to rest up for the pandemonium tomorrow! LOL