Watercolor and Pastel Artists at CHAW
What wonderful bird art we have to start 2021. Yes, January 8 was the first Draw-a-Bird day of the year.
An exciting development around these parts is that a painted bunting showed up in Maryland. Newspaper and bird websites reported that a painted bunting is “rarely” seen here, which is journalists’ cautious way of not saying outright that the bird has never appeared here before. I guess they do that because they cannot prove or be certain of a negative and because they don’t want to be made a fool of when someone digs up a 1907 report of a painted bunting pecking around Chevy Chase.
Below is the photo that ran in the newspaper, and then you will see two artistic renderings of the bird by Wednesday Studio members. Another Wednesday Studio artist plans to paint the painted bunting (say that fast 40 times!) for next time.