I was talking to my mum the other day about my new love for finches. My mother is, I should say, and artist who specializes in birds (though she also does stunning landscapes) so this is really her realm, not mine. In any case, she told me that the lowly finch is something of a darling among artists (I can see why!), and by way of illustration, she sent me this painting by New Zealander Ray Harris-Ching.
.....I ask you.
Have you ever seen anything more beautiful?
(If you're interested in seeing more, his work can be found on the website of the Russel Fink gallery)