Cactus Wrens and Blooms

Cactus Wrens & Blooms

Another painting in my series of Birds for an upcoming show.  Having spent some of my youth in the desert southwest.  I would see these wrens on top of the prickly pear cactus.  I could never figure out how they never got stuck by the thorns.  The cactus when it is in bloom is such a stricking brilliance of color against the plain grey of the desert.  I decided to paint them with soft muted pastel colors to make a contrast for the drab of the cactus wrens plumage.  This painting is 12 x 24 Acrylic on canvas.

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