Excavation, Acrylic on Panel, 6"x6", 2009 Garden Jewel, Acrylic on Panel, 6"x6", 2009
Fall is in the air and I consider the birds as they seek new habitat just as I seek warmer spaces to nourish my soul. It is a time to nest. My new series of bird paintings is inspired by my husband, Jim who is a birder - especially when we travel. I pack my paints and he brings his binoculars. My own birding experiences take me not much further than my small backyard. The garden sanctuary that I have created attracts birds from the tiny hummingbirds drawn to my still blooming hanging fuchsia to the flicker perched vertically on the snag of a telephone pole viewed out my kitchen window, singing his shrill monotone song. These busy and playful creatures bring me much joy.
Soon I will bundle up my series of small paintings and send them off the Museo, a beautiful art gallery on Whidbey Island where I have been showing for several years, for the Holiday Gift Sale. The Christmas bird count is coming up soon. I have not yet participated in this but may do it this year.