Gold Finch by Barbara Haviland

My new Gold Finch

by Barbara Haviland in Animals and Wildlife

This is my new Gold Finch Bird and he is done in oils on a 16×20 gallery wrap canvas. They are such pretty birds.

A Few Facts about the Gold Finch

The only finch in its subfamily to undergo a complete molt, the American goldfinch displays sexual dimorphism in its coloration; the male is a vibrant yellow in the summer and an olive color during the winter, while the female is a dull yellow-brown shade which brightens only slightly during the summer. The male displays brightly colored plumage during the breeding season to attract a mate.

The American goldfinch is a granivore and adapted for the consumption of seedheads, with a conical beak to remove the seeds and agile feet to grip the stems of seedheads while feeding. This Finch has also been known to eat garden vegetation, and is particularly fond of beet greens. It is a social bird, and will gather in large flocks while feeding and migrating. It may behave territorially during nest construction, but this aggression is short-lived. Its breeding season is tied to the peak of food supply, beginning in late July, which is relatively late in the year for a finch. This species is generally monogamous, and produces one brood each year.

Human activity has generally benefited the American goldfinch. It is often found in residential areas, attracted to bird feeders which increase its survival rate in these areas. Deforestation also creates open meadow areas which are its preferred habitat.

He is available for purchase here on my web site.

Spoonbill Roseate, oil on canvas,Barbara Haviland

© Barbara Haviland-Wildlife Artist


© Barbara Haviland-Wildlife Artist

SPOON-BILL ROSEATE,BIRDS,OIL PAINTING

Posted on 9/10/2019 8:01:59 AM by Barbara Haviland-Texas Contemporary Artist
The spoonbill’s are so pretty in flight. I live in a bird sanctuary and  we are very fortunate to see lots of birds.  This painting can now be purchased here for your collection.

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Gator Fishing, Barbara Haviland

CARTOON #2 GATOR FISHING, WHAT WILL HE CATCH,OILS ON CANVAS

Posted on 8/26/2019 8:48:19 AM by Barbara Haviland–BarbsGarden Texas Contemporary Artist – COMMENT ON THIS
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© Barbrara Haviland


© Barbrara Haviland

Gator Fishing

Medium oils on canvas panel

Size 7 x 5

Signed and Framed

perfect painting for children’s Art.

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Sally Dog,oils canvas panel

Posted on 7/29/2019
By Barbara Haviland-Wildlife Artist
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© Barbara Haviland-Wildlife Artist


© Barbara Haviland-Wildlife Artist

Sally is the next door neighbor’s dog. Sally is a nice friendly dog that works. She herds the alpacas and guards the farm.

She does not come with a frame but she is signed

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King of the Yard,Fowl,Rooster and Chickens,Barbara Haviland

King of the Yard, fowl, Rooster and Chickens

Posted on 7/27/2019 5:58:31 AM
By Barbara Haviland
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© Barbara Haviland-Texas Contemporary Artist

King of the Yard

oils on gallery wrap canvas

16″x 20″

signed and has a hanger on back

NO frame.

Painting is done from photos I took

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someone is Visiting,Red Cardinal, Barbara Haviland

Someone is Visiting,Red Cardinal

Posted on 7/5/2019
By Barbara Haviland-Texas Impressionist Artist
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© Barbara Haviland--Texas Impressionist Artist


© Barbara Haviland–Texas Impressionist Artist

Someone is visiting me is done in oils on a canvas panel. When we moved to Woodville,we fed the birds and at one time  we had 6 sets of cardinals. They were so pretty and filled the tree by the bird feeder. This is one of the males.

He measures 8″x 8″ before framing.

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