New work for Open Studios

One of the things I learned last weekend at Silicon Valley Open Studios was that I needed more work to display.

So this week I’ve been painting: Birds!

I’m a portrait painter. I seriously love painting people, but the few animal paintings I had at open studios were the most popular (read: sales.) So this week I combed through my photos and painted a few birds.

Painting of sparrow
8″ x 10″ watercolor on Arches 300#
© 2014 Margaret Sloan

And you know what? It turns out I love painting birds. Who knew?

Sparrow detail
Sparrow detail (It has a bug in its mouth)

Now, can anyone tell me what kind of little speckled bird this is?


I hope you’ll come to our open studios this weekend (maybe you’ll buy a bird for Mother’s day!) I’ll be at 1471 Hollidale Court, Los Altos, CA 94024

4 thoughts on “New work for Open Studios

  1. I love your bird… a sparrow of some sort? I know what you mean about the animal paintings. I’ve had people buy horses, dogs, rabbits… I have not tried birds. Good luck with your open studio : )

    1. I think it’s a sparrow. I can’t find my bird book (the house is a disaster but I’ll clean it after open studios).

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