It’s relatively rare, but from time to time I do work on art that is more realistic. I typically end up enjoying the finished product and like the challenge of having to look more closely at my subject. This got me wondering why I don’t do it more often. Perhaps I’ll start.
A studio mate brought in a bag full of pheasant feathers and invited us all to take as many as we’d like. I picked out a handful of interesting patterned ones and some that had gorgeous iridescence to them. This little black and white piece was inspired by some of the patterns seen – although MUCH more abstracted.
Toes attached to stick-like legs
Soak in late day water
He perches atop
To observe night’s entrance
The last few days have been a bit hectic with hanging work at a local coffee shop (photos to come) and making frequent visits to the vet’s office to check on sweet little Box the cat, who happened to find his way into trouble. We got to bring him home last night. Today, he kept me company while I worked on my art from the RV.
The heat of the day had gotten to him. His petals no longer clamored for the sun. Instead they worked beneath him – trudging along the hot ground. He stopped and turned his head to look over the desolate land then continued to plod along.
Build a map
For scattered thoughts
They detour though
Down an unmarked road
Thoughts clack against the windows
In search of
A more interesting path