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About Bird paintings
Styles of Bird Paintings Birds have a natural beauty that inspires artists and collectors alike. Birds are classic motifs that can be symbolic of freedom or elegance. Paintings in styles from photorealism to impressionism show birds in their natural habitat, soaring in the sky or perched in a tree. Abstract bird paintings capture the joy of flight and a bird’s natural poise. Modern bird paintings emphasize color and shape—creating vibrant pieces of geometric inspired birds and habitats. Subjects in Bird Paintings Bird paintings offer endless fodder for elegant, intriguing bird subjects. Hummingbird paintings relate the breathlessness of the quick-moving birds as well as the exotic beauty of their tropical habitats. Modern paintings of birds on a telephone wire or colorful bird paintings in red or blue merge geometric shapes with a simple, relatable scene. Birds in their natural habitat, like flying bird paintings or paintings of birds on a tree bring the animal’s natural character to the foreground. Certain birds are also associated with seasons or actions, like stunning crimson cardinals during winter and singing bluebirds in spring. Materials Used in Bird Paintings Bird paintings rely on details and layering, making watercolor a popular choice for bird paintings. Watercolors, especially abstract watercolor bird paintings, create subtle washes of color, perfect for such an elegant subject. Acrylic and oil on canvas bird paintings are classic choices that lend versatility to realist pieces as well as modern creations. Famous Artists of Bird Paintings Exotic, majestic birds have been a favorite subject for painters throughout history. Leornardo da Vinci was famous for his bird paintings, which are as much works of art as they are scientific marvels, as da Vinci worked out on paper the physics of a bird’s flight. Renowned bird enthusiast John James Audubon created stunning scientific drawings and paintings of birds in their natural habitat as he studied them. Famous bird paintings were also created by modern artists like Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miro and Frida Kahlo. Picasso chose minimalist, colorful and Cubist styles for his bird paintings. His and Matisse’s flying white dove paintings evoked peace in times of war. Birds rendered in fractured lines and shapes frequented Miro’s canvases and Kahlo added many different birds to her famous self-portraits, including hummingbirds and parrots.