After painting 2 tedious roses for 2 days, I had to do a more imaginative, folk art illustration. This is the "Four Seasons". My ACEO group's theme challenge for the week is "seasons", so this is my contribution. I put a different bird for every season. These are the birds I think of most when thinking about a season: Winter - Chickadee because I see these little birds out and about all day in the winter even on a snowy day. Spring - Bluebird - these birds return to our mountain every spring and they are such a beautiful blue. Summer - Hummingbird - we have an abundance of these little guys all summer long and they love the red and pink flowers in my garden. Fall - Woodpecker - They are busy all fall storing acorns away, sometimes in the side of my house!
This is an ACEO - 2.5x3.5 inches, watercolor and pen and ink. It can be displayed in any direction, it rotates with the seasons. It's done in an mandala style.