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Monday, June 27, 2011

Good Morning Merry Sunshine

Early Bird Special
Early Bird Special 20" X 24" acrylic, ink, oil crayon, and charcoal on canvas

The painting that started out as some sort of four legged creature became a bird, or rather several birds, including, in the words of my niece, "the camouflage bird" in the upper right corner. I don't know why I can't get away from birds. Someone once toldme that I was in danger of becoming known as The Crazy Bird Lady. Birds are, apparently, "a means of expressing (my) identity using symbols from the language of a personal mythology". Or maybe I just think they're fun. This painting is really more about morning than birds anyway. While I was at the beach, I took a long walk every morning, and my head was flooded each day with color and images, but mostly colors, beach colors: driftwood, sand, ocean, and sunshine. I think you're going to see a lot of these colors from me for a while.

for Inspiration Avenue and Created By Hand Challenge

15 comments:

Nan said...

Love your morning bird! These are great colors. I tend to do a lot of birds too. I just finished my 3rd one. YOur REM music is making me happy this morning!

Marit said...

It's a great painting! I love birds, and there's nothing wrong with painting birds all the time! If they appear on the canvas, don't hold back but give them wings to fly!

Janet Ghio said...

Love this and the title too!

Carole said...

Birds, beach walks, and colour....all beautiful...as is your painting!

This Moment said...

This is great--the colors, the shapes! Perfect for summer.

sara's art house said...

I LOVE this painting!!!!!

Robyn said...

put a bird on it!
fun colors
thanks for sharing with Created Byhand
http://createdbyhandchallenge.wordpress.com/

Kathy McCullen said...

Robyn, That was ALMOST the title of my post!

priti.lisa said...

WoW! You finished your challenge for this week and I haven't even cheked the theme! I love all of your birdies and your colors! ♥

Terri Kahrs said...

What a cutie patootie! And such LUSCIOUS colors!!! He's a wonderful, little summer creature! Personally, I think that your birds are an expression of your "creative wings"! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Kottage Kreations Jewelry Designs on Etsy said...

Birds are my favorite too! I have so much bird inspired jewelry in my shop on Etsy...so you can tell they are my love!! Thanks for sharing on Inspriation Ave.!

I absolutely LOVE your paintings!

Jo Murray said...

Your birds are very whimsical... I love them.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

The colors in your painting are gorgeous, and those birds are truly adorable and oh so fun.

Judy Goddard said...

Great little bird! He makes me think of chicken little!

IM GIRL said...

A bird with a little attitude, I love it! I really love the beach colors, my whole house is beach colors!