This bird, that I think is a sparrow was way up in a tree sitting on a branch. After painting it, it reminded me that this is the time that birds are looking for a place to build their nests. I already have a Junco on my deck in the same place as last year. I did some research on finding a mate and nest building, very interesting.
This dragonfly was always hanging out in my brother and his wife's backyard. They called him or her Big Red. They would see Big Red everyday for years, until one day the Big Red never showed up again. They miss Big Red. I took a picture of Big Red and decided to paint this beautiful dragonfly with it's beautiful colors. Not sure why their called dragonfly. I will have to research how it got its name.