WAXWING & CHOKE CHERRIES ACRYLICS ON CEDAR W/RED OAK FRAME SUMMER 2021
Cedar waxwings are among some of my favorite small birds, mainly because they are so colorful. I have never lived in a place where I have been able to see many of them, even though I know they are in the area. That doesn’t stop me from wishing that I could, nor does it stop me from wanting to paint them. At least I know that by doing so I will be able to see them as often as I want. This painting is another installment in my Snapshot Series; a series of small paintings highlighting some of our favorite small birds. I made the frame out of red oak using pegged, hand-joined, mortise-and-tenon construction methods. I used the Japanese technique (shou-sugi-ban) of charring and oiling the oak to finish the frame.