A is for: American Tree Sparrow
Here is another little miniature oil painting in my "sparrow series." This one measures 5 x 7" and is painted on board. I love the variations of color in the sparrows, each one is so unique and can be a challenge to capture in oil. I thought this little painting would be perfect for the 4th of July.
Original & prints are available
About the "American Tree Sparrow" from the Cornell Lab "All About Birds"
Size & ShapeAmerican Tree Sparrows are small, round-headed birds that often fluff out their feathers, making their plump bodies look even chubbier. Among sparrows, they have fairly small bills and long, thin tails.
Color PatternA rusty cap and rusty (not black) eyeline on a gray head, a streaked brown back, and a smooth gray to buff breast in both male and female American Tree Sparrows give an overall impression of reddish-brown and gray. A dark smudge in the center of the unstreaked breast is common.