041914 – Prothonotary Warbler

041914-ProthonotaryWarbler

{click image for larger version} Here is bird #11 a Prothonotary Warbler. This is another small bird. Full grown he is a little over 5 inches, so keeping with the scale I’ve made he is a little over 3″ in this artwork You’ll need to check out the larger image to see all the details. It is always a challenge when most everything is the same color – but I think it works. These birds make their nests in abandoned woodpecker holes – so I thought this was a great setting for the work and also something a little different. Cutting the squiggles alone made my hand cramp – but think it is worth it.

The work itself is  roughly 4.5″ x 5″  || $TBD
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As always remember I am open to bird suggestions! I have a few more birds I am thinking of creating, but really would like suggestions on cool birds. Have gotten several great suggestions from facebook – but please leave a comment if you know of a cool/funky bird. My idea folder is getting larger and larger….

- The current roster of birds -

(from l to r /  t-b) Green Headed Tanager, Lilac Breasted Roller, Gouldian Finch, Blue-winged Kookabura, Little Bee Eater,Blue Tit, Painted Bunting, Bluejay, Cardinal, Squiggle Bird (Kingfisher-esque)

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April 19, 2014 at 7:54 pm Leave a comment

041414 – Prothonotary Warbler status

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So here is how far I got today. Would have gotten a little more done – but did other stuff with my studio time too.

I like it – but not 100% in love with it yet…

I also did my first pouring medium experiment – did a background on canvas and am waiting for it to set. Though so far it looks good. Will make another object and do a second pour on it – very excited about this.

April 14, 2014 at 8:00 pm Leave a comment

041314 – Prothonotary Warbler status

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So there is the newest bird I am starting – the Prothonotary Warbler. Had originally planned starting on an Oriole, but was gravitating to the color yellow. They make nests in abandoned woodpecker nests – so this little guy is in a tree. He is also really tiny – 5.1 reality – roughly 3in in this artwork – keeping in scale with the other birds created. Hopeful to get the bird completed tomorrow.

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April 13, 2014 at 6:40 pm Leave a comment

033014-Space Trucker Hat

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{click image or larger version} This is one of themes I have been stumped on. The theme is space truckin’.  I’m pretty happy with how it came out. Honestly was not into it when I started, but once I started the cutting of the mesh parts I started to get into the whole concept and I think it turned out pretty well.

This may OR may not be going into a show. I was not able to RSVP my participation when I was invited, but if there is room for it I am hoping it will be part of the exhibition.

The piece is 10″ x 8″, and will go into an 14″ x 11″ frame | $200
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Here is the drawing

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Here is what the basic mesh looks like and all the remnants. I have a bad habit of keeping scraps – and yes I kept all these little squares,

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March 30, 2014 at 6:37 pm Leave a comment

032914 – Chagallesque abstract

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{click image or larger version} I had to put in studio time, but am really stumped on two projects so I started to do my version of doodling. I just gravitated to these papers and played around.

When I was done this gave me a memory of Chagall prints of windows that my mom has. I know this looks NOTHING like a a Chagall – but that is where my memory took me. My memories of these prints were of the colors and shapes – not the actual subject matter. I’ve never done anything before that evoked a memory of when I first saw art – but this did and it was a strong memory for me. Not sure if explaining it well….

The piece is 12″ x 9″, but not sure what size frame it will go into. This will cost TBD.
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I also thought this would be cool as an iphone background.
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March 29, 2014 at 9:38 pm Leave a comment

032914 – Green Headed Tanager

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{click image for larger version} It has taken several months but here is bird #10 a Green Headed Tanager. This is a smaller bird – but I was really attracted to the colors. You’ll need to check out the larger image to see all the details. It only took about 4 months to get this little guy completed.

The work itself is  roughly 4″ x 4″  || $TBD
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for availability, pricing, payment directions, or for more information.

As always remember I am open to bird suggestions! I have a few more birds I am thinking of creating, but really would like suggestions on cool birds. I am pretty sure an Oriole is next on deck.

- The current roster of birds -

(from l to r /  t-b) Lilac Breasted Roller, Gouldian Finch, Blue-winged Kookabura, Little Bee Eater,Blue Tit, Painted Bunting, Bluejay, Cardinal, Squiggle Bird (Kingfisher-esque)

101813-lilac-roller092213-gouldian-finch 072713-Blue-wingedKookaburra070713-little-bee-eater083012-blue-tit072312-painted-bunting060112-bluejay-lg032312-cardinal-lg031612-green-bird-squiggle-lg

March 29, 2014 at 9:29 pm Leave a comment

032814-Green Headed Tanger status (or DOH! I forgot the eye)

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Was so proud of myself since I finished this piece today. I even did other stuff in the studio after (print processing and framing) skipped on home and proudly showing off the work to the husband when I realized I forgot to make the eye. This is just staring me right in the face…. (shakes head) I hate to do cut work when everything is glued together and the signature is added, but tomorrow I got to get this back in the studio and make the eye. SIGH!

March 28, 2014 at 6:55 pm Leave a comment

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