Friday, February 26, 2010


Band-tailed Pigeon.
graphite on paper

While walking Ivy I found this beautiful bird, dead and a great specimen to draw.  I wished I could have spent more time with it.


Laure Ferlita said...

What a beautiful sketch! I was surprised to learn it had passed on as it looks so alive in the sketch!

Beautiful work, Pat, glad to see you "arting" again!

Debbie Drechsler said...

Oh, well I asked elsewhere what kind of bird and now I know. I still love the sketch!

Claire M said...

Beautiful sketch. It is sad that he was dead - but it did give you an opportunity to spend more time with him to get him sketched. The result is great and he doesn't look dead at all.

Annaquarel.les said...

Wonderful sketches, Pat! They are lovely! Happy to see you 'on the move'.Hugs

Jana Bouc said...

Wonderful sketch, full of feeling and expression. I like the way you placed the image on the image on the page too.