In the Black

In the Black – Black-capped chickadees, (2004)
Signed and Numbered Limited Edition of 650, Offset on Paper
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Image Size 6″ x 8″
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Located in Duxbury MA

Like so many of my wildlife artist friends, my interest in animals started in our backyard. The birds on the feeder were an everyday attraction for all of our family. Very early in my life, I knew them all by name. I really liked them all, but there was one that especially caught my attention. It was the chickadee. I thought the black on its head and the white cheek was extremely attractive. Of all the European species of that same family, what we call “tits,” five of them came to enjoy dinner in our backyard.

Much later, when I started a professional career as a wildlife painter in the United States, I was very surprised to find the smallest member of that “tit” family in this wonderful country, so blessed with a big variety of colorful bird life. But the name was different: the “chickadee,” inspired by its call.

It was interesting to do a pair of paintings of two of the smallest birds found in both North America and Europe: The chickadee or “tit” and the golden-crowned kinglet.

— Carl Brenders