If you know me, you know I am a bit bird-crazy. If you follow my art, you may have gleaned that, too.
I get pretty excited in the spring when the birds become more plentiful in Canmore. Although lots of birds stay here in the mountains year-round, many others return from further south to mate and raise their babies in the Rockies.
For me, spring is a time to take out my camera and snap lots of reference photos for upcoming art projects.
On this blog, I’ll share one of my YouTube videos, because sometimes you just have to hear the birds. I’m always happy to catch any bird on camera, but be sure to check out the lovely footage of a Red-winged Blackbird in full spring primping mode at the end of this video!
To create my art, I use only my own photos, taken primarily in the Bow Valley region of the Canadian Rockies. (My one exception was Dave, the sheep, based on a photo taken by a friend.) So, my art reflects a wide range of birds that can be found here in Canmore, Alberta.
Here is a selection of my recent art projects honoring the lovely birds of the Canadian Rockies. (Click on each piece for more information about the handmade print.)
For a complete look at my linocut art for sale, visit my store at lindacote.ca.