Not much has been happening around here art-wise lately what with the new job and all, but last weekend it was my turn to host the art club which is always so much fun. We met in a class when I decided to do something about my need to paint (2008, wow almost six years). At first we got together to paint. Now we skip the painting part, talk about it a lot, and eat & drink wine! A wonderful group and delightfully diverse - there's just something about artists that transcends - magical.
Each month/meeting the club has a challenge - mine was to paint a bird. We love watching birds in the backyard and I am seriously mesmerized by Angela Moulton's paintings click here . While I didn't achieve the looseness and confidence of Angela's work, I am happy with my goldfinch in all his springtime glory. Did you know that male goldfinches get dull and greenish in the winter and then pop out the neon-yellow-mating-suit in the spring? Kinda reminds me of prom in the 70's. . . 'nuff said.
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Hoping that someday my art-head with usurp my engineer-head and make me a happier painter!
This is a painting from a reference photo posted on a site called Paint My Photo http://paintmyphoto.ning.com/. a great place to get reference photos for free - they only ask you to post your painting on their page. So here's mine to Rodney Campbell http://paintmyphoto.ning.com/photo/goldfinch-breeding-plumage?commentId=5204568%3AComment%3A1755313&xg_source=activity. It's a fun site to browse around if you have a few minutes.
p.s. I received a wonderful comment on the blog that has rejuvenated me and made posting a priority over all the other things going on with the holidays, work issues, daily logistics, etc. Really reminds one to pay attention to what is important! Enjoy life.