Flowers,Azaleas by Barbara Haviland

Azaleas,flowers

by Barbara Haviland in Flowers

I picked these azaleas and painted them for you. 

Mine don’t need watering..

Ba https://barbarahavilandart.com

An Azalea bush, is a popular flowering bush and foundation plant, with bright spring blooms.

Azaleas bushes are members of the Rhododendron family. The biggest difference between the Rhododendron plant and an Azalea plant, is the Azalea is a deciduous bush. It sheds its leaves in the fall. The Rhododendron plant is an evergreen.  In general, an Azalea bush is smaller in height, leaves, and blooms.

Most varieties of Azaleas grow two to eight feet tall. Fragrant blooms put on a show in the spring in white, lavender, bright orange, gold, red and purple colors.

Smaller in size, Azaleas are poplar potted plants as gifts for Easter and Mother’s Day. After blooms die,transplant azaleas outdoors.

Stellar Jay,bird by Barbara Haviland

Stellar Jay is a bird I saw in Montana. Beautiful  colors.
The Steller’s jay (Cyanocitta stelleri) is a jay native to western North America, closely related to the blue jay (C. cristata) found in the rest of the continent, but with a black head and upper body. It is also known as the long-crested jay, mountain jay, and pine jay. It is the only crested jay west of the Rocky Mountains.
Jays breed in monogamous pairs.[7] The clutch is usually incubated entirely by the female for about 16 days.[8] The male feeds the female during this time. Though they are known to be loud, during nesting they are quiet in order to not attract attention.[9]
The nest is usually in a conifer but is sometimes built in a hollow in a tree. Similar in construction to the blue jay’s nest, it tends to be a bit larger (25 to 43 cm (9.8 to 16.9 in)), using a number of natural materials or scavenged trash, often mixed with mud. Between two and six eggs are laid during breeding season. The eggs are oval in shape with a somewhat glossy surface. The background colour of the egg shell tends to be pale variations of greenish-blue with brown- or olive-coloured speckles.
This stellar jay is available

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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.

SHOPPING IN PARIS A STREET SCENE

10/10/2019 7:30:52 AM by Barbara Haviland Texas Contemporary Artist
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Shopping in Paris by Barbara Haviland


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Shopping in Paris is a challenge I did in oils and the painting measures  14″ x 11″. I am having fun doing these challenges. They make you grow.Click to Purchase 

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Introducing my new Website where you can buy original paintings or Prints of my art

by Barbara Haviland in Emailing give-away

YOU could WIN this painting  FREE      BarbaraHavilandArt.com

Hello and welcome to my new web site.  I am excited for you to let me know how you like or not like it. 

If you would be so kind to look around and sign my Contact page, I will have a drawing to give away a landscape to some winning person.

Look and check it out, let me know if I have any errors and if you like it.

Please put your email  and address.   Sam will pick a winning person on the 20th of October..  Sign up for a Free landscape painting done by me. 

Thanks to all who sign up.

Barbara Posted on October 3, 2

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Introducing my new Website where you can buy original paintings or Prints of my art https://BarbaraHavilandArt.com

by Barbara Haviland in Emailing give-away

Hello and welcome to my new web site.  I am excited for you to let me know how you like or not like it. 

If you would be so kind to look around and sign my Contact page, I will have a drawing to give away a landscape to some winning person.

Look and check it out, let me know if I have any errors and if you like it.

Please put your email  and address.   Sam will pick a winning person on the 20th of October..  Sign up for a Free landscape painting done by me. 

Thanks to all who sign up.

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