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Copyright ©2016 Deborah M. Zajac. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

I’ve been painting or trying to paint flowers the last month, but I did want to try one bird for Draw-a-Bird Day so, painted a House Finch using my newest watercolor Lukas 12 half pan palette. I painted it in my Strathemore Mixed Media Journal.

This is a male House Finch that has been coming to our feeders for a long time.  I love his bright red coloring.

House Finch in Watercolor Draw-a-Bird Day

The reference image

House Finch Male-Photography

This is part of Draw-a-Bird Day at Methodtwomadness. To see all the bird art posted today click here

To read the original story of how Draw-a-Bird Day got started click here

Bird image: Nikon D300s| Nikkor 300mm f4| Lexar Professional Digital Film| PS CC 2015

Watercolor Image: Lumix FZ200| Lexar Professional Digital Film| PS CC 2015

More to come…




  1. I like how you provided your photo too! Sweet little bird and a lovely painting, Deborah! 😊

  2. Beautiful Deborah!

  3. beautiful work as always!

  4. Wonderful, Deborah!

  5. Setting= seeing

  6. I always like setting a group of House Finches, they are always chatting up a storm, Nice work!

    • Thank you John! I love that they are always here. If they were ever to leave I’d be worried and act accordingly! 🙂

  7. I’ve loved your Instagram for a little while and am very happy to have found that you also have a blog! Looking forward to following your posts. Great little birdie! I really like the background colors.

  8. Beautiful painting and photo :-). Love your paint colours and super fine ink lines. And the distribution and shapes of the vivid greens in your photo are really pretty.

  9. Lovely!

  10. I love what you did with it Deborah. So delicate and precious!

  11. Oh…so sweet. Nice delicate touch. (K)

  12. Nicely done Deborah!

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