Maple Heights, United States

  • Available
  • Artist
  • Artwork Comments 29


Cases & Skins

Wall Art

Home Decor



Artist's Description

11×15 watercolor, watercolor pencils and opaque watercolor on 140# watercolor paper. Original available.

As of 06-15-18, 2374 views and 10 favorited.

CHALLENGES: Painted Nature & Object – February 2012 Feature Challenge – Top 10; Women Painters – Christmas Time – Top 10;
FEATURES: Painting the Country Life & Countryside; The Birds; Painted Nature & Object; Painters Universe; This & That; Love These Creatures; 60 And Beyond; The Wonder of Wings; This and That; THE COLLECTORS CORNER;

Cedar waxwings are approximately 6–7 in (15–18 cm) long and weigh roughly 30 grams. They are smaller and more brown than their close relative, the Bohemian Waxwing (which breeds farther to the north and west).

These birds’ most prominent feature is a small cluster of bright red feathers on the wings, a feature they share with the Bohemian Waxwing (but not the Japanese Waxwing). The tail is typically yellow or orange depending on diet. Birds that have fed on berries of introduced Eurasian honeysuckles while growing tail feathers will have darker orange-tipped tail-feathers. Adults have a pale yellow belly. Immature birds are streaked on the throat and flanks, and often do not have the black mask of the adults.

During courtship the male and female will sit together and pass small objects back and forth, such as flower petals or an insect. Mating pairs will sometimes rub their beaks together affectionately.

The flight of waxwings is strong and direct, and the movement of the flock in flight resembles that of a flock of small pale European Starlings.

  • Complete 08-22-2011 (started 2009) in 8.40 hours spread over 10 days

Artwork Comments

  • Lois  Bryan
  • BarbBarcikKeith
  • bevmorgan
  • BarbBarcikKeith
  • Marlene Piccolin
  • BarbBarcikKeith
  • Cindy Schnackel
  • AngieDavies
  • carlosramos
  • homeartist
  • BeClo
  • Wayne Wood
  • Martina Fagan
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait

10% off

for joining the Redbubble mailing list

Receive exclusive deals and awesome artist news and content right to your inbox. Free for your convenience.