I seem to be drawn specifically to birds that are unusual. Birds with unique patterns or strange habits. To me, some of the most beautiful birds are considered unattractive to many. If you really look at a vulture for instance you'll see the subtle color shifts in its body, the precise and tidy layered feathers and the intensity of its stare. All equalling to a very interesting bird indeed.
I decided it might be nice to combine all of these so called "favorites" in a single painting. The Bowerbird, Helmeted Guineafowl, Ostrich, Flamingo, Egyptian Vulture, and Jacana are my top 6 birds of 2010.