Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Scrub Jay

Oil on 5x9" panel. Jays are so beautiful. A few years back my husband and I raised a jay that had fallen out of his nest. We were camping and on our first day plop out of the tree he came flopping around on the ground, it was not long before a raven began circling. I thought to myself I can do this, we have the time. So we did. It was six weeks on the Trinity river painting and being new new parents. Our scrub Jay friend was male, we named him Juno because the month was June. In the end it was hard to leave him but we knew he would be fine when he started bringing friends by and sharing his food. For photos, click: Juno. This painting is not Juno but what he would look like at full maturity.

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