Bird on Sled

Acrylic and ink on canvas

Acrylic and ink on canvas

Unlike other adventures the bird had recently embarked on, the work lay less in the activity itself, and more in the getting to it. She would admit that sledding mostly scared her. It was a bit of a game of chance – marked by a vague ability to control direction, speed or, for that matter, stopping. And yet the bird repeated the climb again and again, feeling the reward of the rush, was well worth the effort.

Bird on Sled Head

Bird on Sled Sled

Bird on Sled 2

Bird on Sled 1

Bird on Tire Swing

18 x 18" Acrylic and ink on canvas

18 x 18″ Acrylic and ink on canvas

In his opinion, it was one of the best ways to spend a late afternoon. The gentle breeze on his face came and went with each back and forth swing. His scarf, always a step behind, would tangle and escape rhythmically. The feathered bird, with nowhere to go, decided quickly that this was certainly the way to fly.

Bird on Swing Head detail

Work in progress ~18 x 18", Acrylic and ink on canvas

Work in progress ~18 x 18″, Acrylic and ink on canvas

Bird on Tire 2

Bird on Tire 1

Bird on Hike

Three 8 x 8" panels: Acrylic and ink on canvas

Three 8 x 8″ panels: Acrylic and ink on canvas

She set out to conquer the world. Not by winged ascent, as flying at this altitude made her nervous. She preferred to go by foot. The thin air refreshed, rather than depleted her and she soaked up the sun like a solar panel. The bird continued on masterfully, nary once stopping to contemplate the next step.

Brid on Hike Hiker panel

BIrd on Hike 3rd panel

Bird on Hike 2nd panel

Bird on Hike Vertical

Abstract Bird Finished

~2.75 x 4' Watercolor and ink on paper

~2.75 x 4′ Watercolor and ink on paper


The boyfriend doesn’t really get behind Valentines Day. I do though, so he’s getting this as a gift! The drawing of this abstract bird was completed years ago. I’m hoping he’ll be pleasantly surprised by the addition of color he’s been wanting added to it.
Body

Body

Head with head feathers

Head with head feathers

Reeds

Reeds

Head, neck and top of body

Head, neck and top of body

Original Big Ol Bird

Original Big Ol Bird


Work in Progress, Ink an watercolor on paper

Work in Progress, Ink an watercolor on paper


~2.75 x 4' Watercolor and ink on paper

~2.75 x 4′ Watercolor and ink on paper

The Boyfriend’s Abstract Bird

Work in Progress Head

Work in Progress Head

The boyfriend has always wanted this strange, abstract bird to be colorful. My guess is he thinks wild rainbow colors would be best. I tend to think subtle color will win out. He’ll still get a colorful bird. My apologies about the sub-par pictures. With my current move, the camera was not around to take pics, and I was in a bit too much of a rush to get good light on this guy. Better pictures to come!

Original Big Ol Bird

Original Big Ol Bird

head 2

Change!

I was able to do this quick, tiny painting during a break today. ~2" x 1.5" watercolor on paper

I was able to do this quick, tiny painting during a break today. ~2″ x 1.5″ watercolor on paper


This week is going to be spent moving into a new studio! Like most folks, I do not enjoy moving. However, I am thrilled about the great new space. Not to mention, the person I am going to be sharing space with (Gale Whitman, my current studio neighbor) is fabulous! Leaving Poudre Studio Artists and Galleries is a bit sad, as it’s been so good to me, but new adventures await.

The new space!

The new space!

Bird on Skis

Acrylic and ink on canvas

Acrylic and ink on canvas

Had you asked him yesterday, he would have said his forte – in fact his love – was biking. But sometimes a bird must spread his wings. And upon feeling the smoothness of snow to ski, he momentarily forgot about the wheels he rode. The bird embraced the crisp, cold mountain air and reveled in his proximity to the sky.

Ski Detail

Ski Detail

Head Detail

Head Detail

Work in Progress, Acrylic and ink on canvas

Work in Progress, Acrylic and ink on canvas

Step 3

Step 3

Step 2

Step 2

Step 1

Step 1