Birds

Once you take time to observe birds you soon learn that they are just as varied in personality as we are. Their familial and community relationships are just as complex and diverse as our own. My work today is less about the classification and rendering of birds where I started, and now it's more about the emotional and spiritual similarities and connections we share with our avian co-habitants.

Guineafowl by Don Wesley

Guineafowl


Acrylic on canvas. 34 x 34 inches.
Painted in Ballard, WA. 1999.
Private collection in Bremerton, WA.
Cattle Egret by Don Wesley

Study for Cattle Egret


Office supplies on folder. 8 x 8 inches.
Drawn in Redmond, WA. 1999.
Private collection in Bremerton, WA.
Flicker by Don Wesley

Flicker


Acrylic on canvas. 48 x 34 inches.
Painted in Ballard, WA. 1999.
Private collection in Edmonton, Alberta.
Sparrow Finch and Black-eyed Seed by Don Wesley

Sparrow, Finch, and Black-eyed Seed


Acrylic on linen. 30 x 24 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2002.
Private collection in Bremerton, WA.
What's love got to do with it by Don Wesley

What's love got to do with it?


Acrylic on artboard. 20 x 20 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2003.
Private collection in Ollala, WA.

Two Crows in a Madrona on Magnolia


Acrylic on linen. 32 x 20 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2004.
Private commission in Redmond, WA.

So Close, Yet So Far Away


Acrylic on canvas. 36 x 36 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2005.
Location unknown.

Cattle Egret


Acrylic on linen. 28 x 22 inches.
Remodeled in Bremerton, WA. 2005.
Private collection in Los Angeles, CA.

Scrub Jay


Acrylic on canvas. 36 x 24 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2005.
Private collection in Bremerton, WA.

Brown Creeper Remix


Acrylic on canvas. 5 x 8 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2005.
Private collection in Bremerton, WA.

Peregrine Falcon Remix


Acrylic on canvas. 5 x 8 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2005.
Private collection in Bremerton, WA.

The Crow Couples


Oil on canvas. 24 x 24 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2005.
Private collection in Bremerton, WA.

The Futile Protest


Oil bar on canvasboard. 22 x 18 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2006.
Private collection in Maui, HI.

The Turkey


Acrylic on canvas. 24 x 12 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2006.
Private collection in Bremerton, WA.

Double Dipper


Acrylic on canvas. 48 x 24 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2006.
Donated to Poncho Art Auction.

Perspective


China marker on fiberboard. 12 x 20 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2007.
Original available for purchase.

The Creepers


Acrylic on canvas. 12 x 24 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2007.
Private collection in Bremerton, WA.

The Night Walkers


Acrylic on canvas. 24 x 48 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2007.
Private collection in Bremerton, WA.

Thankful Thomas


Mixed media on masonite. 22 x 28 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2008.
Original available for purchase.

The Owl


Mixed media on paper. 24 x 12 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2008.
Original available for purchase.

The Heron


Mixed media on paper. 24 x 12 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2008.
Private collection in Bremerton, WA.