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Montana's Tropical Paradise by eidolic Montana's Tropical Paradise by eidolic
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Bohemian Waxwings are found throughout most of Western Canada year-round. Every winter however, they migrate south. Some of which make it as far south as Montana and down into the Southern Rockies. They are definitely a rarer sight to see in the US, but if you are around Montana or the northern part of the country this time of year you may catch a glimpse of a flock. They are close relatives to Cedar Waxwings, but Cedar waxwings lack the brick red underside of their tail feathers and yellow wing tips. They diet mostly on berries and since they are such a cold climate bird, I figured I'd name it Montana's Tropical Paradise because it's where they take their winter vacation every year to catch some warmer weather.

I saw a few playing around this past week for the first time ever and it gave me a bit of inspiration to paint them after learning about them in college.

Hope you like it!

21x27" Acrylic painting on canvas
A good 3 days of work, a few reference's for the birds and my imagination for everything else. :)
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flamingodancer123 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014
beautifully composed, and I like you style in this one, a little more whimsical maybe.
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carnival Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
quite like how a little more 'illustrated' this picture feels ^____^ great peice!
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meihua Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011
A beautiful painting, great work!
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:iconzindy:
Zindy Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful work :)
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SnowWildgoose Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow! i love all your works! they're simply amazing!!
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ArtcoreCafe Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Hobbyist
Delightful!
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ApplesCarrotsnGrain Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautifully done :)
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1001G Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
your lovely work has been featured here[link]
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Eltasia Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010
Hello!! :iconhellothereplz:
:bulletpink: Your amazing work have been featured in my journal [link] :iconpinkballoonplz:
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eidolic Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010
thank you!!
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annewipf Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010
Il looks like a painting on silk. Very pretty :D
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MidoriiBlue Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
This is just lovely!
I adore Cedar Waxwings and hope to some day see the Bohemian.
I love the frost and ice on the branches and leaves. This is a truly charming composition!
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eidolic Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010
thank you!! Ya I've seen Cedar's many times before and when I saw these I thought I better get some binocs on 'em to check if they are Bohemian being it was this late in the year. and sure enough!! I was excited to say the least. :)
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MidoriiBlue Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome!
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Ty-DyQween Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010  Student General Artist
We used to have a tree at my house a flock would come and sit it every year but after the tree died and we cut it down only a couple would stop by. They're one of my favorite birds!
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eidolic Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010
:( mine too, they are so cool compared to most North American birds and maybe that's why I like them...
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philippeL Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very stunning!!!!
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Thea-Nu Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I don't know what to say. It's just beautiful!
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ShinyWish Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010
WoW! Wonderful! :love:
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emmak33 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010
What a beautiful painting! At first I thought it was a digital work, because all the detail is so clear and crisp!! Just gorgeous and so lifelike!! :heart: :+fav:
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F1nland Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010
This is just sunning piece of art! :wow:
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TasheenaMarie Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very beautiful. The birds look so alive and full of character! It definitely reminds me of a Montana winter.
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LindseyCarrell Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010   Traditional Artist
I'm in Montana and in the winter I get to see these guys in my backyard eating the berries of a mountain ash tree.
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journaldub Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010
great execution and idea indeed!
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forty-two-point-five Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010  Professional General Artist
So beautiful!! :clap: I love the ice around the berries....
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BlueSolitaire Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful work. :clap: Wish I could do art this good. *pouts*
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1001G Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010
this would even make a nice Christmas card
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waughtercolors Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I love the soft greys in the background and how it ties in with the birds.
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JoannaBromley Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful work! A lovely winter scene! :nod:
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noli27 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful. At first I thought it was a watercolour.......you have a very delicate use of acrylics :0)
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Amaterasu1960 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's very beautiful, amezing details and great colours!!! :)
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Storm-Song Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010
beautiful
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IWriteOperas Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010
That's beautiful!
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weida34 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010  Hobbyist
impressive work! beautiful :)
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TomOliverArt Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful!
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xeena-dragonkizz Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010
wow..such a wonderful piece!!!! :love:
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shelbzter Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
You're acrylics are so smooth! Nice! :)
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mishkuu Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
so beautiful
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milaqt Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Wow! The ice on the leaves make the picture look shiny :3
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Maleijn Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Very beautiful! I love the white highlights, it gives a nice atmosphere to the painting.
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biggestzeldafan Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010  Student Digital Artist
soo beautifull
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Luacia Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautifull painting :)
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Zabyna Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
What a beautiful painting :+fav:
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PzzPod Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010
Charles, I absolutely love this painting!!! You are soooo talented and I love all your work. Good luck in Montana. I think you will really like it there. :hug: :heart:
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Maiwa Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010   General Artist
Truly beautiful , and the tet that comes with it is remarkable, i smiled! :)

Thanks for sharing this with us!

On an artistic note , the fact they are interacting so much is really great!

;)
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Mahican-Atim Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010   Traditional Artist
Great piece, that extreme background is absolutely amazing, the composition is so inthrawing it truly brings the viewer into the scene! And of course those birds, they're wonderful too. Great inspiration once again Charles!!!
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PhantomSeptember Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010
Wow! That's pretty awesome! So much detail in the birds. I like the light fluffy texture you were able to achieve with this. Acrylics are pretty tough to make look so light and airy.
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