Other Birds

Summer Judged Show

"Professor Higgins"

"Professor Higgins"

The pastel drawing of the artist’s Cockatiel, is being exhibited at the San Clemented Art Gallery from May 3rd, 2010 through to June 17th, 2010. The gallery is open from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. M-F and from 10:00 – 4:00 p.m. on the weekends. This original pastel drawing is not for sale. It is available as a note card. If interested in note cards or in commissioning artwork, please do contact the artist; monique@mfrartwork.com.
This Cockatiel, Professor Higgins is 30 years old and guards his domain.

Cockatiel

"Professor Higgins"

"Professor Higgins"

 

Pastel drawing of artist’s cockatiel.  (30 years old).

Other Birds (Shrike & Grosbeak)

"Shrike and Rose Grosbeak"
“Shrike and Rose Grosbeak”

Oil painting on a panel support.  Subject painted from taxidermed specimens. Rich warm and cool colors accent the beauty of these birds.  Monique F. Rea Copyright 2010

Other Birds

"Shore Bird"
“Shore Bird”

This is an oil painting on a panel support. The colors reveal a warm day near the shore.  Monique F. Rea Copyright 2010

Other Birds (White Throated Swifts)

"Swift Totem"
“Swift Totem”

 

This is a pastel drawing from live subjects.  These subjects, White Throated Swifts, were rescued and rehabed until their release.  These birds are not able to perch.  They have short legs with talon like claws, face resembles a hawk and their beak is slightly curved .  They must have a surface to cling to. Swifts are one of the most beautiful birds in nature.  Markings are beautiful browns and cream.  They make a funny clicking chatter.  Their wings are more crescent shaped than a Swallow’s.   They feed specifically by catching their food, bugs, in flight.  So when in rehab the caretaker needs to physically hand feed them even once they are old enough to feed themselves.  Until they are ready to be released,  they depend on being  hand fed tasty worm morsels every two hours throughout the day until the time of their release.

Monique F. Rea artwork and text Copyright 2010