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.
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Common (European) Blackbird
This is a slightly smaller than life-size watercolour and gouache painting on paper, showing a male European Blackbird, just rousing from a sun bath. I came across such a bird in England many years ago, as he was fully spread out in the sun, but by the time I had found a piece of paper to make a quick sketch on, he had started to rouse himself, looking a little dazed, mouth still open, wings drooping.
Recently I saw an American Robin (Turdus migratorius) do the exact same thing. They are closely related and this time I was more prepared, and combined the two studies, made decades apart, into one pose.
Copyright © Barry Kent MacKay
Barry describes himself as a Canadian artist/writer/naturalist.
See his website: http://barrykentmackay.ca/