"Red-eyed Vireo and Tupelo"
"A bird with which I am extremely familiar through much experience around his nest, is the red-eyed vireo. His call note: 'Preach-er, preach-er!' is constantly used as a nickname for him… The little orator stands in his pulpit of leafy green, addressing a feathered audience, at whom he shouts: 'You see it! You know it! Do you hear me? Do you believe it?'”
-Gene Stratton Porter
Watercolor on Arches hot press paper