I've decided I like painting birds and am going full steam ahead (well, full steam in between everything else), and putting together some good old South African birds.
This is a Swallow. He lives somewhere around here because the picture was taken in the Paarl area just outside Cape Town by fantastic photographer John Kennekam. John has kindly given me permission to paint some of his birds and boy, does he have a lot to choose from.
Hope you like this little fella even though I picked up a bit of glare on the blue!
Maree, who is totally knowledgeable about these things, has pointed out that this is a Swallow, not a Sparrow! Oops! Thank you Maree, I just know he is a really pretty bird!