12" x 20"
Acrylic on Board
An opera singer of the South is this robust wren. His loud and melodious 'figaro, figaro, figaro' is one of the joyous sounds of the Eastern United States. Once in a while I was lucky enough to hear one and maybe even see one in my home base of southern Ontario. But the 'Old South' is truly the heartland for this handsome bird. That is why I put one in the setting of hanging 'Spanish moss' (which is, of course, not a moss but a bromeliad related to the pineapple). I picture the setting as a grande allée of live oaks leading to a gracious antebellum mansion . . . a fitting setting for our little opera singer.