White Bird


White Bird 006

Norene and I do extensive travel to state parks throughout the midwest. We love the forests, the lakes, streams and waterfalls, but what we like the most is when we come across wildlife. We’ve driven past flocks of wild turkeys, through herds of deer, past squirrels, chipmunks and raccoons. This painting portrays a beautiful white bird. We didn’t see it at first, but soon we saw it’s brilliant white body against the black background.

This painting was done with a palette knife, no brushwork. It has horizontal bands of color contrasted by the bird as it stands vertically through them. The branches are organic compared to the geometric background. All of these, as well as the contrast between the bird against the dark forest behind it give interest to the painting.

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July 31, 2013

jared @ 2:54 pm #

Great job! Very Abstract.

August 1, 2013

Rosemary @ 9:17 am #

I do like this! I often see the herons around about the back ways here in Ohio and Switzerland counties. Today, I’m meeting a friend to go to Cincinnati Museum/

August 14, 2013

Susie @ 6:59 pm #

Beautiful bird! As always, I am so amazed that you can “paint” with such detail with a palette knife. Beautiful work!

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