Monday, April 30, 2007

Bird Herd

"Last Year on the Farm...Early Spring Bird Herd"___oil___ V....Vaughan
When the cows were here, one of the most interesting things to see was the HUGE flocks of black birds that would blanket the pasture. These flocks would come in as a wave. When the leaders would land the whole flock would fall in behind them. The flock would then move through the field when the group in the back would "peel up and over" to get at the front. (To have first crack at the bugs, I guess). Then the next batch of birds would "peel up and over"...and the whole flock can cover many acres by this little system of blanketing the field.
This painting was done early on in my series...see a difference??

"Last Year on the Farm" paintings will be offered for sale in a few months, when our last year is up. Watch here for a link to the story. If you see one you like, PLEASE CONTACT V....Vaughan to have first shot at it. A list is kids get first pick! ;)

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