Study for Bluebirds
Media: oil on paper
Location: 20*20 House Gallery
Hover/tap for Price $450 unframed
12 x 8 inches (31 x 20 cm)
I often render leaves with crossing brushstrokes that resemble birds. In one painting that effect made the spots of sky in the foliage look like blue birds, so that gave me my start here. It was in the middle of winter and I saw an ad for the Caribbean with a woman in a sarong and I just had to invite her in. A figure seen from behind is a way to put humanity and scale in a composition without having them dominate the agenda of the painting. In this case, it was also a way to give me an escape, and I hope it works on other viewers in that way too.