We recently finished this scarlet tanager mosaic and now we’re working on a giant goldfinch. This was made with smalti glass tiles on a plywood ground. Beak to tail this mosaic is about 40 inches long. We tackle all sorts and sizes of mosaic projects.
The last time I saw a live scarlet tanager was last spring, when I was fly fishing for trout down in Pennsylvania with my friend East Texas Red. A huge storm had come through and the usual stretches were blown out. We were driving around, exploring the headwaters of various trout streams, looking for water that didn’t look like chocolate milk. We stopped for a look on the side of a gravel road, and when we got out of the car, there was the tanager in a tree.
There are loads of pictures of our mosaics on the Long Branch Mosaics site, if you’d like to see more of our work.