The chickadee and the red squirrel....

Yesterday I was watching the action around my bird feeder and saw a red squirrel's tail sticking up out of the snow in a tunnel he had made in the deep snow below the bird feeder. Then, as I watched (with camera in hand) a chickadee landed on the snow above him and tilted its head apparently trying to figure out what that was. He hopped a little closer, tilting his head, then suddenly the squirrel popped back out of the hole and the chickadee jumped straight up in the air!
I decided to try to put it on canvas with oils, so that is the top painting. This morning I really wanted to do it in pastel and that is the bottom painting that I am still working on. I still have yet to master the oils....I get a much better feeling with my pastels. Hopefully I can finish it this afternoon....


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