Sparrows are often overlooked as painting subjects go, because there are just so many of them around us – all the time. We tend not to even notice their existence in our day to day lives.
But I love them.
I love watching them in my backyard and I can honestly say, each and every one of them has their own distinct personality. You can see for yourself just by watching them for a few minutes.
So, naturally, I had to do a painting of them. 🙂 I used a photo by Caz Theologo on Paint My Photo as a reference for the sparrows, and my own reference for the blossoms (I love Spring!).
The idea for painting two sparrows (rather than a whole bunch of them), came from Matthew 10:29-31. I wanted it to be a pretty painting but also a reminder of just how important each and every one of us is. That means you too. 🙂
I also filmed the whole process and uploaded it to YouTube – my first speed painting video! 😀 The lighting isn’t the best but I’m working on a better set up for the next one.