Tuesday, May 15, 2012

I Believe I Can Fly, Oil Painting by Linda McCoy


I Believe I Can Fly, Baby Robin Oil Painting
I Believe I Can Fly, Baby Robin Oil Painting, painting by Linda McCoy
About This Painting:
Oil on Panel
Media: oil
Size: 4 in X 4 in (10.2 cm X 10.2 cm)
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I looked up from my kitchen duties and spotted a baby bird on the covered barbeque lid. It was just sitting there across from the Lilac bush where the Robin’s nest every year. My husband grabbed the camera and to my amazement the little thing just sat there while he snapped a picture.  After a few hours I checked to see if it was still there, and it was, now standing but afraid of take-off. There was severe weather brewing, and I was worried if it didn’t fly it would become a casualty of the storm. I checked a bit later, it was pouring by then but I didn’t see it anywhere. The next morning looking none the worse for wear, there it was walking along the deck rail. I could see the mama Robin in the tree across the yard.  I was headed out the back door to try and steal another picture, but no, it flew into the tree and joined his mother. So, here it is in oil, baby feathers still attached, looking a bit bewildered. Not often Mother Nature allows this close of a view.