Sunday, September 13, 2009
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Oil on stretched canvas, 18" x 24"
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This valley, with it's many farm fields full of mice and other small animals, is a haven for birds of prey. On a walk the other day we counted about 30 hawks circling one freshly tilled field. In this painting I tried to depict the edge of seasons--summer drawing to a close, harvest complete, the weather growing more changeable. I was also interested in how wild nature co-exists around and within our domesticated world.
Posts will be less frequent for awhile, as I work on larger paintings like this one, and prepare for the Open Studio tour next weekend. (In other words, I gotta clean up the mess!)
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Wish a the rotten red-tails here would sit that still!
beautiful handling of light Don, works brilliantly as it moves from the distance to the foreground and darkens in the shadows. r.
What a wonderful scene and a great painting Don!
So you don't like hawks, Micah??
Thanks Rahina, I'm pleased you can sense those transitions. It looks so much better in the original--as is usually the case.
Pierre, you're most kind--thanks!
This is wonderfuL! It looked like you really observed a field because you did a great job even on those little details!
Beautiful painting. It drew me in immediately. I'm in the same boat as you preparing for Sierra Art Trails Artists Open Studio Tour here in the foothills of Yosemite. I'm showing works recently completed instead of new ones as I am spending my time preparing for the event.
Thank you, Organic, and welcome to my blog!
Anita, thanks and welcome to you as well. Good luck with your new blog, and with the open studio tour.
Well Don, it is a running joke in my house that when I have the camera the birds of prey (which are my targets) mock me by a) flying past my windshield with theri kill when I'm on the highway doing 65 b) wait til I'm am JUST in range then loftily float away or c) let my husband see them every time, up close, and he is ALONE. Or, when I have no camera on a walk they are EVERYWHERE ...drives me nuts lol
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