Thursday, January 14, 2010

The Rest_red-winged Blackbirds

The Rest___10 x 8 oil on linen panel__for the SEWE show nless you want it sooner!

After the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition, I will again head to the Donnelly Wildlife Refuge to paint and photograph the South Carolina Low Country. Last year I took some photos of these red-winged blackbirds as they danced on the tall winter grasses. This is them at rest.

My daughter (also an artist/designer)is tagging along this year, and we plan to explore Savannah, GA and Jacksonville, FL .

Here is a "lesson" for you artists...when you take wet paintings to shows, you must guard them carefully. Back in October, I blogged this painting below, but I didn't show the "fingerprint" version. I took it to a show while wet, and hung it low. Apparently a little bus rider saw it there and couldn't resist. See the three "skid marks" left by little fingers who must have run away FAST! I never saw the culprit. It has happened to me before and the person who does it is always mortified! I really think it's funny, because a little thing like this is easy to fix, but it's probably better to leave the wet ones home :)

1 comment:

Kathleen said...

I love redwing black birds! Takes me way back when we used to play in irrigation and they would come and drink and sing.

Oh, my - poor little painting! Glad it was easy to fix.