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.

Egret Revisited, oils canvas panel, Barbara Haviland

EGRET REVISITED

9/26/2019 6:50:32 AM by Barbara Haviland-Texas Impressionist Artist
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© Barbara Haviland-Texas Impressionist Artist

White Egret Revisited

is done in oils and on panel that my husband and I make

The painting has a colorful background to enhance the White Egret.

14″x 11″ signed but not framed

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Cypress Trees at Dam B, Texas, landscape oils,Barbara Haviland

TREES AT DAM B,TEXAS

9/25/2019 5:33:56 AM by Barbara Haviland-Barbsgarden-Texas Artist
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Trees at Dam B are rarely seen like this. Right now there is hardly any water.

The corp of engineers are working on the dam. Where there was water has now become grass.

The tree line was fascinating to me and I decided to paint this bunch of Cypress trees.

Did the painting in oils and measures 14 x 11

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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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Earlton Elk, landscape,wildlife,Barbara Haviland

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© Barbara Haviland-Texas Artist

Earlton Elk

9/4/2019 6:50:48 AM

This is a composite of  2 of my photos, The landscape was taken in Earlton NY

and I shot an elk with my camera. I put them together for this painting.

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Tunnel to Where?, oil canvas,Barbara Haviland

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© Barbara Haviland

A Tunnel To Where?,landscape,oils on canvas

8/30/2019 7:12:46 AM

This painting was done from Photos I took in Tennessee. Look closely and see if you can find the tail lights   We went thru this tunnel while in Tennessee.

Title  Tunnel to Where

medium ois on canvas

Size  16″ x 20″

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shipwrecked Ike II,Barbara Haviland-Texas Artist

SHIPWRECKED IKE II REVISITED,SHRIMP BOAT,OIL PAINTING,BARBARA HAVILAND

8/25/2019 7:42:07 AM

Oil on Canvas

16 x 24 x 1

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This is my second painting of a shrimp boat I call  “Shipwrecked Ike”. It was left on a lot and this is another view of the same boat.   The painting is done in oils and is signed by me.

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Shipwrecked Ike,#Barbara Haviland-Texas Contemporary Artist

SHIPWRECKED IKE, SHRIMPBOAT,OIL PAINTING,LARGE CANVAS,BARBARA HAVILAND

Posted on 8/22/2019 5:49:52 AM by Barbara Haviland Texas Contemporary Artist – 2 COMMENTS
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© Barbara Haviland

Oil on Canvas
24 x 22  
Available

I did this oil painting after driving by the restaurant where it was shipwrecked after the Hurricane Ike. It is still abandoned there.  I call it Shipwrecked Ike.  Available here.  The painting measures 22″x 24″ 

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Rocky Cliff, Landscape,Barbara Haviland

ROCKY CLIFF,LANDSCAPE

Posted on 8/14/2019 7:00:17 AM by Barbara Haviland-Barbsgarden Texas Artist – COMMENT ON THIS

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Rocky Cliff was done in Williams Reservoir Road. There was so many places to paint in Pagosa Springs, Co.  Beautiful place I was standing on a cliff overlooking the site. 

Rocky Cliff

medium oils on canvas panel

Size 9″x 12″

Signed and framed

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