"The Goldfinch Sonata"
I took this photo of one of my little goldfinch friends about a week ago. We actually had a little rain that day which was a nice treat since it's been well over 100 degrees here.
This new oil painting, "The Goldfinch Sonata" measures 8 x 10". I also am doing "limited edition giclees on canvas" of them. They look wonderful unframed on an easel too. I just got them back from my printer and they look fabulous. (The photos here read a little dark - I just took them this morning rather quickly.) The original oil painting is also for sale, and I am planning on showing it at the next "Celebration of Fine Art" show in January.
"The Goldfinch Sonata" original painting is custom framed in the most beautiful "Italian moulding." It is a little sneak preview of the upcoming "Celebration of Fine Art show". It takes me all summer and fall to produce enough new paintings for this amazing show...and I always save my favorite pieces for it. - so you wont find it on my website quite yet.
Celebration of Fine Art
Lesser Goldfinches readily come to feeders along with other finches such as American Goldfinches and Pine Siskins. These small finches eat many kinds of seeds from the sunflower family, including the thin-hulled seeds of nyjer thistle.
Find This Bird
Look for Lesser Goldfinches among large flocks of birds at feeder stations, and near the tops of taller trees in scrubby habitats. The all-black cap on the Lesser is a good clue to distinguishing among mixed goldfinch groups. Also keep an eye out for bright yellow birds in weedy fields clinging to the top of thistle plants that have gone to seed.