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Townsend's Warbler by Nambroth Townsend's Warbler by Nambroth
On a trip to the West Coast of the US this year, I encountered a very friendly Townsend's Warbler. This little fellow followed me around as I took photos of ducks and at one point was perching on and around my feet. I was really enamored with him and knew I had to paint his portrait!

This painting makes use of moderate impasto for three-dimensional effects.

Acrylic on 7" x 5" hardboard.

This piece is for sale: [link]
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:icontheevilhadrosaur:
TheEvilHadrosaur Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Whoa! This is gorgeous! :D
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:iconrandyainsworth:
RandyAinsworth Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Student General Artist
Great work! Heart 
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satishverma Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Very very cute.
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sbbelknap03 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The colors are outstanding!I am a dummy! I think you really captured the birds personality. :) (Smile)   
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:iconalomhordozo57:
alomhordozo57 Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
Amazing work!
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:iconindigo-98:
indigo-98 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
aren't these guys the cutest!
Excellent job
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:iconwolfofdesire:
wolfofdesire Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist
pretty
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GargoyleGardens Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012
I used to bird watch and we saw a bunch of these guys, they are so funny! You did an incredible job. WOW. I think I've just been inspired to start painting again! :)
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:iconmiskitaky:
miskitaky Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
awwwwwwwww
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:iconmorningstarskid:
morningstarskid Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Professional Artist
Beautiful!!
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:iconindigo-98:
indigo-98 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
oi! i live in oregon! these little buggers are very entertaining to watch!
we had a mr an a mrs at my place!
the angle you chose is very reflective of their personality!
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Vaejoun Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Are you using photo refs for all these or do you paint them from mind ?
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:iconnambroth:
Nambroth Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Professional General Artist
Sort of a combination! My mind is not sharp enough to remember all the tiny details, so I use photos I've taken to help 'remind' me of how I felt when I saw the scene, and to help fill in the memory gaps. I wish I had a photogenic memory!
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KaitoAozora Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
Ah, such a handsome mister! I can tell you love birds... something in the art shows, although I'd be hard pressed to say what it was.
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AVA4Zinkovsky Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011
Good work.
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dingo-murci Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
spectacular job-.... :XD:
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:icontito-san:
Tito-san Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Student General Artist
AWESOME!!! *0* :heart:
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dsw Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
Waaaaaaarbleeeer! :)
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:iconhmart:
HMart Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011  Professional General Artist
awesome really great
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Smashedskies Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Student Digital Artist
The colours are insanely fantastic; and baww I love Warblers. :3 <3
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kaede-kit Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011
Very nice work!
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atrafeathers Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
aw that is a very pretty bird , i had a redstart warbler perched above me this spring when i was looking for morel mushrooms it was the first time i saw one i had to ask my uncle about what species it was. it was the prettiest little bird
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:iconopal-fire:
opal-fire Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
So beautiful. The colors you choose are just perfect, it really makes the yellow shine. I love the pose that you chose of him, too.
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:iconciameth:
Ciameth Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Featured in my last birds journal here: [link]
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:iconnambroth:
Nambroth Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you again! I love this series of yours!
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:iconkassaine:
Kassaine Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011
:) Warblers are gorgeous birds.. In my area we have "yellow warbler"s.
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:iconmysteriouswhitewolf:
mysteriouswhitewolf Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww thats so cool. cute little guy. Amazing use of light and color. Realism is awesome! Beautiful painting
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garion Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful painting! I like the lighting effects. :)
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:iconlauraxavier:
LauraXavier Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011
Oooooh! I loooove Warblers! Lovely work! :clap:
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:iconaikoakaneko:
AikoAkaNeko Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
little did you know that's exactly what he wanted ;3
Adorable, love the pose and lighting!
Love the detailing everywhere.
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NetRaptor Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Oooh, I love the luminosity of this painting! I wish I could buy it. I hope you do more songbirds!
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She-Walks-Into-Doors Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:clap: So beautiful! I love the effect you've used to paint the moss/lichen... He sounds like a fun little bird ^_^
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:iconsunnyflower234:
SunnyFlower234 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
This is beautiful! :aww:
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:icondaanzi:
daanzi Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
Sometimes the personalities of little birds just makes you have to fall in love with them. Gorgeous painting!
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:icondavincipoppalag:
davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
really wonderful
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:iconshamisho:
shamisho Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How long did it take for you to make this one? It's so detailed and beautiful . :)
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:icondrmeloche:
DrMeloche Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Student Filmographer
Superb! Oh, and congrats on the show in NY
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:iconmisted-dream:
Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful! Never seen one of these guys before, but your portrait sure did him justice. The moss is a really nice touch as well.
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:iconteavian:
Teavian Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011   Digital Artist
Aww, I've never seen one of these warblers before! I bet that was amazing! You also painted him really well!
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:iconmensjedezeemeermin:
MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
Immortalized! Tweet! for the ages!
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:iconherofan135:
herofan135 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So beautiful! :wow:
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:iconciameth:
Ciameth Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, my favorite sort of warbler! I love parulidae :)
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:iconebalance:
Ebalance Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You and your affinity for birds... wonderful to connect with other species... :)
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:iconnintendogs4ever:
Nintendogs4ever Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Student General Artist
Very well done!
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Pollux-Pictures Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
A wonderful picture. Keep up that good work!
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