This is a 16×16 inch oil painting of a lovely blue jay. I was inspired to paint an autumn themed scene due to recently moving to Connecticut and experiencing the beauty of nature’s painted colors for the very first time. The deep ruby red and fiery orange hues left me breathless. I drove past this incredible view while driving, my intuition insisted on turning back! The blue jays looked like dashing sapphires. They are one of the few species of birds that are known for collecting shiny objects, so I thought it would be fitting to have him ring the bells of autumn!