Birds of a feather

Blackburnian Warbler

Blackburnian Warbler

Hooded Warbler

Hooded Warbler

Red-faced Warbler

Red-faced Warbler

The Warbler factory is rolling along. I started another two plates of warblers like these ones. 12 more total. When I’m finished with these next warbler collections I will have 30 warbler species total. I chose at random, but also looking for themes, one group of six I chose were: Nashville, Grace’s, Tennessee, Kentucky, Mourning, and Golden Cheek.

Planning for warblers

Planning for warblers

I spend a few weeks on each plate looking to get the shapes and lines right. I made a paper bird that I cut out from a drawing I made of a basic warbler shape. It helps give me a base point of planning for the pages.

A warbler plate awaiting color.

A warbler plate awaiting color.

This collection of six: Hooded, Blackburnian, Yellow, Kirtland’s, Red-faced, and Magnolia.

From their names to their colors they are like poems with wings.

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