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Spring, Defined


Where I live in southeastern Pennsylvania, warblers such as this Magnolia Warbler are only seen as transient migrants, passing through either to their northern breeding grounds or their winter quarters deep in South America. They are much easier to identify in the spring, while in breeding plumage, than in fall, when they are all small gray-brown birds with few distinguishing marks. I was working on this painting of lilac when a male Magnolia Warbler flirted through my range of vision. So I later added one to the piece, with the help of photographs. I'm always pleased when a painting changes organically that way, without my having some preconceived plan of how it would end up.

Image Dimensions
15" x 7 1/4"
Outer Frame Dimensions
22 3/4" x 10 1/2"
Frame Style
1 3/4" Wood/Gold Leaf with 2 1/2" liner

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