Friday, August 27, 2010

Late Summer Lunch

This piece is 2' x 4' on a 2" pine cradled panel. The surface was prepped with Gesso and a drywall knife to make an interesting surface. Then I took it outside where I drew and painted it right from my garden. The little Yellow Finch was feeding while I was painting and he kept making the flowers bob around. The longer I painted the more he came to feed and I finally decided that he had to be included in the painting. My first bird and likely not to be my last as I quite liked his presence in this very active composition. Ultimately, he provided a much needed focal point for this piece.

Sometimes it is hard to let a piece go when I know I may not ever see it again. Fortunately, this one went home with some of my favorite collectors, my parents. Thank you Mom & Dad!