After the picnic

crowparty
Last night on my walk, I was observing crows, so this morning at Seward Park, when I saw some hanging around, I seized the opportunity to paint them. The crows were very hopeful because a little girl and her parents were feeding the ducks. Alas, the tot did not like the crows, so the crows had to wait until the party was over to look for the dregs..

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Thirty day challenge – collage

PicMonkey Collage

What a month! I made a collage of all the work I did.
I sold ten paintings out of thirty, and made almost 400 dollars for endangered species conservation! There are several more of these paintings for sale. If you travel backwards on this blog, you can see which are available and which are not.

And I forgot poor Enza! shadesofenza1

Next month, I will be focusing on faces.

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Crow Dance

It probably doesn’t seem like it, but artists are always painting. Maybe not always with a brush, but there’s that little place in our brains which resembles a vain woman trying on pairs of shoes, no, not that pair, can I try that in red? As scenes rush by while I ride my bike, I am always looking for the next composition, the next subject.

This is crow season here in Seattle, they are raising their babies. You can even watch a crow cam, sponsored by the Seattle Times. Talkative crows are everywhere, doing the things that crows do. I saw this pair this morning, I will guess it was a parent and a child, but who knows. They walked their wonky walk together in step. I thought it was a wonderful composition.

This is a 6″ x 6″ painting on fine watercolor paper. It is for sale, $100.00 framed

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Autumn Crows


During this time of year, a bike ride can be a kaleidoscope of incredibly beautiful visions. Even though this Autumn did not have the fire and brilliance of the last, there are places where the colors fill the eyes with glowing embers. On the bike, these visual delights force you to slow down just to see, just to see.

We were going down a tree lined street in the central district of Seattle last Sunday when I saw these crows, happily feasting on something hidden under the fallen leaves.

This painting and a companion piece like it are both available. This one measures 7″ X 10″ and is for sale $100.00 and the smaller one is painted on a square of watercolor paper, 6″ x 6″ and it is priced at $45.00

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A contest – that little beige house up the street


What does this painting tell you? Is there a story in it? Want to share? If I like your story/explanation, you will win one of my small original paintings. Post your story here on my blog in the comments or on Facebook, using a link to this blog page and this painting.

Does the sky make you joyful? Sad? Is it foreboding? What does the crow see?

Your prize will either be one of the small crow paintings or a post card sized cat hand painted and signed by me.
I am looking forward to hearing from you. The deadline is September 10, 2010

If you click on the painting twice you can see it larger.

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