Morning Dove

This is the second-to-last commission piece in the bird series. We have morning doves in our neighborhood, so I had eye-witness reference to go on for this painting. I love hearing their “hoo hoo hoo” (usually in the morning). My son even imitates them. Adorable!

The background pattern looks like flowers, but it’s actually based on the bottom side of a pine cone. I picked some cones up on a walk recently, and thought they would work great for this painting.

The final bird is a Cooper’s Hawk. It’s a larger canvas and there is quite a bit of detail in the feathers. My plan is to have it completed in the next one or two weeks.