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Trip to the Field Museum Chicago

I took a trip to the Field Museum in Chicago this week.  Always entertaining and educational.  One of the best parts for me as an artist who paints a lot of birds, is the hall of birds exhibit. People often ask me where I get all the information for rare birds I may paint or birds that are not found where I live.  Sometimes I get photos through my own global travels.  But these specimen are a wonderful tool for me as a bird artist. The birds are so perfectly preserved and the expressions and poses are so well displayed that their personality and habits are taken into consideration.   I also feel glad knowing they were not harvested or...

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