Wednesday, February 01, 2012


Lots of people consider the great-tailed grackles a noisy pest
but I really enjoy their raucous ways.
Watercolor & acrylic ink on paper. 9" x 12"

26 Lovely Comments:

Blogger Kristy/Kristen said...

have you ever given away a simple silhouette outline of one of your birds for embroidery? I can't draw and would like to embroider a bird on something.


2/02/2012 8:36 AM  
Blogger Savannah Moore said...

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2/02/2012 8:47 AM  
Blogger Jenni C's said...

love your painting, and i think you would love our noisy Hadida Ibis. They are grey big and noisy...

2/02/2012 8:53 AM  
Anonymous Stephinie said...

I'm a grackle fan too.... I love their iridescent coloring... like their hiding a secret. This piece is very beautiful.

2/02/2012 9:08 AM  
Blogger Jane said...

I love that you find the beauty even in the "ordinary" birds!

2/02/2012 10:22 AM  
Blogger Diana Sudyka said...

I love this painting! Love the silhouette and collage elements. I like watching the grackles when I go to Austin, TX. They are EVERYWHERE. It's fun to observe their antics, but oye, they are NOISY! They have such strange, metallic vocalizations.

2/02/2012 10:40 AM  
Blogger Penelope Red said...

I also like grackles. When I lived in Mexico we called them Cow Birds. I don't know why.

2/02/2012 10:43 AM  
Blogger NanaBeast said...

Grackles remind me of the kids at recess. I, too, enjoy them! In fact, I just love birds. Period. And I LOVE your artwork so very much. I really appreciate the time you take to share so often.

2/02/2012 11:15 AM  
Blogger paula said...

I've heard them myself in San Miguel, in quite a fancy neighborhood that I happened to come upon one pm. Raucous is a great word to describe them. You make them look charming! (as usual,i might add)

2/02/2012 11:46 AM  
Blogger Kathleen Maunder said...

I love the speckles of grackles in the sunlight. Wouldn't it be fun to know what birds are saying? I've assigned different characters and personalities to all of my backyard birds. :)

2/02/2012 12:21 PM  
Blogger Kim said...

In painted form , they are anything but pesty!

2/02/2012 1:31 PM  
Blogger Margie Oomen said...

i really enjoyed seeing them around your home last year especially the one on the disco ball:)

2/02/2012 1:50 PM  
Blogger Alex Louisa said...

I had to look them up out of curiosity - what a mix of sounds they make! Clever things.

I especially love the one on the bottom left of your painting with his eye closed while he sings. And the centre white feathers on all of their tails! Beautiful Geninne :)

2/02/2012 2:25 PM  
Blogger Georgia said...

I used to be a grackle fan too until I watched them ripping the heads off sparrows feeding at our bird feeder!!!!! We don't have a bird feeder anymore.

2/02/2012 3:53 PM  
Blogger Karin said...

Beautiful birds! Although Georgia's story makes me a little worried... Watch out, here come the grackles!

2/02/2012 9:51 PM  
Blogger jinxxxygirl said...

I love to watch the males little courtship dance and their irridescent feathers. The noise they make is so unique. As soon as you hear it you know what kind of bird it is. We have alot of them here but not so much that they are a nuisance. Love your painting!

2/03/2012 6:36 AM  
Blogger Iren said...

I love every pictures you show us on your blog - they simply make me happy!


2/03/2012 7:56 AM  
Blogger Genevieve said...

I agree!

2/03/2012 7:56 AM  
Blogger Artifice said...

I love your use of subtle colors!!!!!!!!

2/03/2012 10:52 AM  
Anonymous Lisa said...

If this goes to your Etsy shop I WANT!

2/04/2012 6:35 AM  
Blogger Cat said...

Yours are the most lovely grackles I've seen. I admit to not being a fan of their boorish ways but you and my daughter are slowly convincing me to admire their noisy antics.

2/04/2012 1:23 PM  
Blogger Lorinda said...

beautiful! i love your dreamy background.

2/04/2012 3:31 PM  
Anonymous Trudy Florence said...

Love the speech bubbles from these guys!

2/05/2012 10:09 AM  
Blogger Teddi said...

i like your art point of view. :)

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