A Few Birds

   When I first learned to paint, I bought some watercolors and copied verbatim the painting, Red Headed Woodpecker by Fenwick Lansdown from his book The Birds of the Forest. When finished, I cut it up. My goal was to find how it was done. I was living in New Jersey at the time. My brother, living in Florida, had a trainer in the Weeki Wachee bird show pose one of her hawks while he took photos. The photos he sent to me, I used for my first painting, Red-Tailed Hawk. I thought it turned out pretty well and moved to Florida and began my professional career painting birds. I had the good fortune of being included in a Birds in Art exhibit at the Leigh Yawkey Museum in 1992 where I got to meet Fenwick Lansdown.



Red-Shouldered Hawk a watercolor painting by Charles Rowe
Red-Tailed Hawk
 a watercolor painting by Charles Rowe
Great Blue Heron
Chassahowitzka River an oil painting by Charles Rowe
Gallinule
 a watercolor painting by Charles Rowe
Whimbrel
a watercolor painting by Charles Rowe
Osprey
An oil painting by Charles Rowe
Night Heron
an oil painting by Charles Rowe
Green Heron
An egg tempera painting by Charles Rowe
Cormorants
an oil painting by Charles Rowe
Lousiana Heron
An oil painting by Charles Rowe
Snowy Egret
an oil painting by Charles Rowe
Sandpiper
an oil painting by Charles Rowe
3 Ibis