I thought I'd share with you the originals I kept for myself.
A chickadee done in colored pencil - 1996.
A Great Egret done in colored pencil - also 1996. That year, I actually entered this in the creative arts competition at the State Fair of Texas. The one and only time I entered anything and it got Honorable Mention. Kind of cool.
A female hummingbird done in magic marker - 1993. I gave away a small print of this along with a colored pencil hummingbird drawing to one of my blog readers last year.
A yellow-shafted flicker done in colored pencil - 2011. This was supposed to be for one of my monthly giveaways, but I just couldn't part with it, so I quickly drew another bird to offer in the giveaway. (See, I have kept one for myself.)
And, finally, we're gonna go WAY back. This was done in 1979 or 1980 in high school art class. It is my version of Andrew Wyeth's famous "Christina's World". It is painted in tempura paint using a small photo of his original that was featured in a catalog as my reference. It has plenty of flaws in it, but I still like it, and it hangs above my computer desk.
Here's Wyeth's painting, to refresh your memory.
That's it, folks. Three birds from 16-20 yrs. ago, one bird from last year, and one painting from a lifetime ago. Not exactly a houseful do they make. :)