In this section are copies of original works of art. All of them are dedicated to helping us live according to unconditional love and compassion, which is the foundation of our peaceful means of bringing true and lasting peace to all of God's creatures, whether they are human beings or other animals.
(Artwork - 059)
Say's Phoebe male
(Sayornis saya yukonensis)
This is a favourite bird of mine, because soft browns and tans, buffs and
other such colours so often found in desert birds appeal to me. The Say’s
Phoebe is by no means strictly a desert species (I saw my first one ever in
San Francisco, near the ocean), but it does tend to inhabit the more arid
regions of western North America and that is how I have shown it here.
However, it is also found in western mountain forests, and in fact ranges
from Alaska south deep into Mexico, and the odd one shows up here in Ontario
from time to time, but is a rarity this far east.
This painting is part of a mixed media (gouache and acrylic) composite
paintings showing all the members of the genus, Phoebe. These birds tend to
be common where they occur, easily heard and seen, and are members of the
New World Tyrant Flycatcher family. They often can be found close to human
habitations, and because they eat flying insects and are attractive in a
gentle, understated way, they are well liked (if overlooked by the majority
The painting is approximately life size, on illustration board.
Copyright © Barry Kent MacKay
Barry describes himself as a Canadian artist/writer/naturalist.
See his website: http://barrykentmackay.ca/