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Birdbath by AmandaDrage Birdbath by AmandaDrage
8x10", oils on boxcanvas.
Common old house sparrows - giving some love to the overlooked souls of the bird world! Actually these are not as common as they used to be.
Another loose-style one - I need to get my ass in gear and paint some new work. So here's the first.

Multiple references used, thanks to =RustedScrapMetal. Here be but one: rustedscrapmetal.deviantart.co… You can dig out the others if you so wish. I am too tired right now, and am off to have a well-deserved nap.

Sold September 2013 at The Gallery, Sutton Bonington.
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MSamsonov Oct 21, 2013   Traditional Artist
sparrow everywhere ;)
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1-800-BAMF Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Huh, that's strange! Over here in North America they are thriving, and as an invasive species, they are a threat to our native birds. Some areas even consider them a pest where they are abundant!

Very cute painting. The colours looks so nice against each other... really allows the red of the sparrows to "pop". ^_^
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:iconamandadrage:
Yes, they're not declining everywhere I suppose. After I posted this I have been seeing a lot more of them!
Thank you very much :)
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rieke-b Jun 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Aww, this is just lovely!! :love: I love the colour palette and your vivid style!
They all look slightly different! :D One (female or young?) looks a little bit insecure. They're so sweet, enjoying a refreshing bath together!

It's true, house sparrows have become more rare recently. I'm very happy to know that there are lots of them living nearby. They chirp from the roofs so beautifully!
We also loved to watch them in the city centre when I was a child. They were so common, you never would have thought they might disappear one day. :(
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:iconamandadrage:
Thank you!! I have to say this is probably my favourite of my most recent pieces hehe. Got to love the little birdies.
That one is a female :) Alone in a group of boys, I'd imagine she is wanting to stay out of the way... lol!!

Actually after I finished this I started noticing more house sparrows!! They're not really rare or anything, but they're definitely nowhere near as common as I remember. Nice that you have a group nearby! :)
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:iconamandadrage:
Many thanks, I'm glad you like it! :)
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:iconmaran-zelde:
Really? They're very common in the Midwest United States - I see them a lot more often than all the native species, except perhaps Juncos during winter.

Anyway, it's a lovely painting. :)
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