Monday, July 29, 2013

I Did It My Way

Sinatra, 8x8, Oil Painting on Hardboard, SOLD
This crow just seemed to be screaming jazz. I could picture him wearing a fedora and tapping his foot to some 1960's rat pack beat. So I named him "Sinatra". I hope Old Blue Eyes would be pleased!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Elvis Has Left The Building

Hunka Hunka Burnin' Love, 8x 8, Oil On Gessoboard
My wonderful husband has taken me on many photo safaris in search of crows. We found this little guy in a field near our home. My husband pulled over and turned on the hazard lights. Luckily, this was a four lane, little traveled street! I got several shots out the window before we moved on. A friend of mine commented that she thought this guy looked like Elvis so I have named him "Hunka Hunka Burnin' Love". Hope you love him as much as I do!

Monday, July 15, 2013

My First Painting In A Day - "Hitchcock"

Hitchcock, 8x8, Oil Painting On Hardboard, SOLD

It all began while taking reference photos for a painting of birds on a telephone wire. I noticed that my photos of crows seemed to have humanistic personalities. I also became interested in the Daily Painting movement. I am not a quick painter and didn't have the luxury of painting every day, but I made a commitment (to myself) to try to paint a small painting in one day once a week. These wonderful crows seemed like a great place to start. This is my first "painting in a day". I have to admit, starting it was very intimidating! Did I mention that I am not a quick painter? But he just seemed to be saying, "I dare you to do it!" So here he is - I have named him "Hitchcock" in an homage to the movie The Birds.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

The Journey Begins

Buckner & 63rd, 12x12, Oil on Canvas

Art is a journey.

It is a collection of experiences as unique as the individual creating it.

It begins with our first breath and ends with our last.

It is about finding beauty in every situation, even apparent ugliness,
and recording it for others to see.

                                       -Melinda J. Weis

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