Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Do, Re, Mi (A Trio of Purple Finch)
(8” x 8” each, oil on canvas)

We were inundated with purple finches this summer. These beauties travel in packs, are highly sociable and eat a lot. And I do mean a lot!

While called purple they are actually red with a red or brown streaked belly. The most apt description I’ve come across is that they look as if they have been dipped in raspberry juice. Having just made jam, I say they are the colour of my stained fingers.

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