During this week while sitting by the window in my daughter’s house, I saw two house finches carrying dead weeds and grass to the handcrafted vintage trailer bird house that hangs from a branch in the pink dogwood tree. I was able to do some rough sketches of the house and birds while observing their activity. Then, when I returned back to my own home, I applied the watercolor washes.
This cute little trailer is made from wood then painted green with yellow accent and black windows and tires. Notice the red tail lights in the back. The reverse side of the trailer has another door with an opening in it for the bird to enter for the nest. It has wings on each side of the trailer to make it look official but I forgot to include them in the watercolor sketch. It hangs from the tree branch by a thin wire. The house has been in the tree for at least two seasons and is beginning to look weathered and faded but the birds found it and couldn’t be prouder with their new home.