Sunday, March 8, 2009

Two Old Crows

Please forgive me ... I forgot to do my Friday Blog. But I have a good excuse - my brother and his fiancé from Regina are here visiting. They are trying to escape the Saskatchewan winter. I have been very busy touring them around the Island as well as delivering my Spring Issue of the Island Arts Magazine.
That is my excuse and I'm stickin to it!

I would like to introduce you to "Two Old Crows". I am constantly feeding the birds in my yard, and seeing many new species, so much so that we had to go out and buy a new bird book for the West Coast. Once the seeds go out, the crows instinctively move in. We yell and wave our hands at the old nags as they quickly gobble up the peanuts leaving nothing but shells for the Stellar J's.

Perhaps that has influenced this painting ... or the fact that I will be turning 50 later this year and have been offered my first senior discount. Who knows! All I know is that this painting was fun to do. My only intention when starting this painting was to paint a couple of crows. I had no idea what colours I was going to use, the layout ... nothing. This was really fun and freeing! The paint when on, I worked quickly, wet into wet, moving the colours back and forth, until finally I had to stop, in fear of messing it up. Yes it was complete and I absolutely love the result.

"Two Old Crows" 10 x 12", acrylic painting

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Till Next Time ...

Love what you Do ... and Do what you Love.


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