|"By Any Other Name." Rose-breasted grosbeak, colored pencil and ink on Bristol board. 8" x 10" framed to 11" x 14" $395.00|
This beautiful bird shows up at our feeders in early to mid-May. Sometimes he brings a lady friend, and at least once they had babies--I know because I found a dead fledgling under my feeders behind my studio, compliments our neighbor's cat. Anyway, I love the detail in this piece, there are so many colors that one misses when this bird is viewed from afar. I'm glad I finally got around to revisiting this gorgeous bird.
The name of course comes from the (I believe) Shakespeare quote, "A rose by any other name is still a rose."
Ironically enough, the Woodson Museum's Birds in Art exhibition is currently at the KIA. I applied this year but did not get selected. I'll have to go check it out while I'm in town.