The Weather Watcher


DescriptionA brilliant Eastern bluebird, perched on a blossoming redbud tree, keeps a watchful eye on the skies above. He knows April weather in the Mid-Atlantic area of the US is fickle and changeable. A morning that was ushered in with brilliant sun and glittering dew drops on the just-blooming flowers can quickly be overtaken by heavy, leaded clouds. It may even snow. But Birdie is well aware of the vagaries of his home-lawn, and knows the best hiding spots to sit out even the worst of Mother Nature’s caprices.

This image was loosely inspired by my own original photography, captured in West Virginia, USA. It was hand-painted, digitally, in Corel Painter with a Wacom tablet, the art pen, and a wide variety of beautiful brushes.