For the Birds
16" x 16" (40.7cm x 40.7cm)
oil on canvas
$250 plus $15.95 shipping and handling in the US
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I hope everyone enjoyed the holiday weekend. Memorial Day is a wonderful sentiment for our troops, both past and present, but thank you just doesn't seem to even come close to enough for the sacrifices they made and are presently making. I think "thank you" will mean a lot more if the reason we're compelled to say it every year were summarily eliminated.
These little ceramic critters were a gift. Not in the real sense of the word but an accidental gift. I'm working on a few commissions and donation paintings as well as concepts and portraits I've been wanting to do, but they're all time consuming and seem to be dragging along. I've been hankerin for a quick, easy painting with a more muted palate just to try and get back on the daily train. There is no substitute for that kind of experience not to mention the sense of accomplishment that follows.
Another artist, Linda Popple, was kind enough to drop by and leave a comment about Ciree here a few weeks ago. I'm not familiar with her so I popped on over to her blog to check out her work. I absolutely loved what I saw. Check out her post for today, The Group at http://lindapopple.blogspot.com/
. It's bold, colorful and graphic. Anyway, I saw her painting of these birds and read her post which suggested a visit to http://rookiepainter.blogspot.com/
. Just the ticket. A challenge photo is posted every three weeks and anyone is invited to paint it and have it posted on the blog. It was exactly what I needed.
I haven't finished a painting in one day in quite a while. I'm really going to make an effort to get back to it so I can find my voice. Yeah, I know, I've said that before. I've also been thinking of limiting my palate. I still didn't achieve the muted look I had in mind. But it's a start. Thank you Rookie Painter. Thank you very much.