Eclipse Birds

This is “Eclipse Birds.”

Eclipse Birds. 30" x 24", Oil on Canvas, © 2016 Cedar Lee
Eclipse Birds. 30″ x 24″, Oil on Canvas, © 2016 Cedar Lee

Small silhouetted birds perch in the branches of a tree during a total solar eclipse.

Cedar Lee with her art: Eclipse Birds. 30" x 24", Oil on Canvas, © 2016 Cedar Lee
Cedar Lee with her art: Eclipse Birds. 30″ x 24″, Oil on Canvas, © 2016 Cedar Lee

This is one of my favorite paintings in the studio right now!

Detail: Eclipse Birds. 30" x 24", Oil on Canvas, © 2016 Cedar Lee
Detail: Eclipse Birds. 30″ x 24″, Oil on Canvas, © 2016 Cedar Lee

This is called a “diamond ring corona” because the starburst of light makes the sun’s corona look like a shining diamond on a ring.

Detail: Eclipse Birds. 30" x 24", Oil on Canvas, © 2016 Cedar Lee
Detail: Eclipse Birds. 30″ x 24″, Oil on Canvas, © 2016 Cedar Lee

The awe-inspiring scene is painted in gold, rose and violet colors.

Eclipse Birds. 30" x 24", Oil on Canvas, © 2016 Cedar Lee
Eclipse Birds. 30″ x 24″, Oil on Canvas, © 2016 Cedar Lee

The painting continues around the 2.5″ deep edges of the painting.

Eclipse Birds. 30" x 24", Oil on Canvas, © 2016 Cedar Lee
Eclipse Birds. 30″ x 24″, Oil on Canvas, © 2016 Cedar Lee

Watch a time-lapse video of me painting it!

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