Little Rainbow in a Small Package by Bunny Clarke

Little Rainbow in a Small Package by 

Whilst I lived in Missouri, I was rather miserable for the most part. Until I saw the birds. My family and I had just moved into our first home in Springfield. I loved seeing the Cardinals, Juncos and other lovely birds. My favorite was the Painted Bunting. We had two pairs living in our trees. Each at the furthest points in the yard. The males tolerated each other well enough, but there was always a hen fight. The little males would turn their backs on the fight and act like nothing was going on. Every once in awhile though, one would let the curiosity get the best of him and he would look over his shoulder to see how his mate was faring and decide whether to join the fight. It was rare, but when the chicks came, they would really squabble then. I felt like I had won a great prize by having these beautiful birds so close. It was before I had a camera and the time to do much art work since my twins were just a year old at the time. I don’t miss the humidity, weather or the bugs. I do miss the friends and the birds. :o)

Created in Photoshop based on a sketch and my bird books for reference, using my wet media brushes. This had about 7 layers and took about 5 hours to complete.

deviant art: bpclarke

Featured in:
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Feminine Intent Jun 2013

I try to create images that will touch your heart or soul and make them go “twang”. Eye candy for the soul is my goal. :o)

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  • Donna19
    Donna19almost 2 years ago

    Loved it when the Blue Buntings migrated through SC and the yellow finches as well. I am now in Florida and I haven’t seen any flocks come through yet. What a marvelous work here. Just love the watercolors. Beautiful!

  • I try to keep them as bright and loose as I did the traditional kind. I’ve gotten a couple just the way I wanted them. Thank you hon. :o)

    – Bunny Clarke

  • Larry Lingard-Davis
    Larry Lingard-...almost 2 years ago

    Just Beautiful…

  • Thank you Larry. :o)

    – Bunny Clarke

  • Peter Stratton
    Peter Strattonalmost 2 years ago

    Beautiful work, Bunny. Effort rewarded! :-)

  • Beautiful things deserve a little extra work. Thank you Pete. :o)

    – Bunny Clarke

  • EdsMum
    EdsMumalmost 2 years ago

    Congratulations – 22nd June, 2013 – Shirley, Jean & Rene

    Perhaps you would like to leave a comment HERE

  • Thank you very much. :o)

    – Bunny Clarke

  • CarolM
    CarolMalmost 2 years ago

    A stunning watercolor!

  • Thank you Carol. :o)

    – Bunny Clarke

  • Valerie Anne Kelly
    Valerie Anne K...almost 2 years ago

  • Thank you. :o)

    – Bunny Clarke

  • James Brotherton
    James Brothertonalmost 2 years ago

    Wonderful rainbow it is! Well done Bunny :)

  • Thank you James. Nature does some nice work. :o)

    – Bunny Clarke

  • Ellen van Deelen
    Ellen van Deelenalmost 2 years ago

    Its very beautiful Bunny!!

  • Thank you so much Ellen. :o)

    – Bunny Clarke

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELalmost 2 years ago

    Aww… this is adorable… love this Bunny

  • Thank you dear Andrea. I really appreciate your comment. :o)

    – Bunny Clarke

  • Vitta
    Vittaalmost 2 years ago


  • Thank you. :o)

    – Bunny Clarke

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