Northern Parula


Watercolor.  This unusual warbler Northern Parula is the subject of the 2nd of my backyard warbler series.  I have several nice parula photos that I'll probably end up painting.  This shot was as it rested in the early morning before starting the day of continual motion.   

I like the negative space here.  I made it a little more dynamic than the original photo.  I also like the rolled edges of the scrub oak leaves and yearning growth of the smilax vine, in addition to the repose of the bird of course.