Texas Bluebird

6″ x  12″

Oil on Wood

The Eastern Bluebird is a little thrush species that live throughout the eastern 3/5 of the US. Their population is on an uptick right now thanks to man-made nest boxes. Their natural nesting location is in the holes of old growth trees, many of which have been cut down in the last 150 years. A simple solution to a big problem – birdhouses. But, many seemingly arbitrary details go into building one that bluebirds will actually use – between 4 – 6ft high, facing east, and with an entrance hole of 2 1/4″ x 1 3/8″. To build your own click here.

This 1-hour alla prima painting from a photo I took at Trinity River Audubon Center in Dallas, TX.

Texas Bluebird - Original oil painting by wildlife artist Timothy Davison of the Davison Art Company featuring an Eastern Bluebird, photographed at the Trinity River Audubon Center in Dallas Texas. This simple painting appears to come off the surface, revealing the wood grain beneath. Framed with a custom driftwood frame. © COPYRIGHT TIMOTHY DAVISON