Saturday, February 07, 2009

And February made me shiver...


It's been a long week here at home. Now that's something of a rarity. Mostly the time rushes by and away like wind slipping through your hair. Weird metaphor, but as I am still somewhat delirious with the mother, father and grandparents of a headcold, I can't

be held to accurate - or familiar - homilies.

So here's what I've been up to during the brief hours of consciousness, and between boxes (yes, literally) of tissues: Painting. Wow. Big surprise. Another in the Black Bird series, but this time the fellow is resting. Perhaps like me, he had a headache and just needed a break. I put this little painting together from various references - and the slightly surreal quality makes that apparent. He's not quite sitting down as my old art teacher would have said, meaning that either the shadowing was wrong or non-existent. But I liked the shape of the bird so much - so aerodynamic, even just sitting there - that I like it as is.

And someone else likes him too, as he was sold just minutes after being posted on another site! That's a first! Gave me a nice warm feeling - which I badly needed in my chillblained state. I think I may actually go out in public today; lifting my self-imposed quarantine to post her painting off to her. No wonder he wasn't really sitting there; he knew he'd be bound for the western skies.

10 comments:

Roy said...

Sorry to hear about "The Mother of All Colds". I had one back in October and I'm hoping that was this Winter's one bout with it.

I like the Crow, But then I always like Crows. This painting reminds me of several shots I've taken of them looking over a shoulder at me with that "Why are you there?" look. But what I really likw about this painting aside from the Crow itself is that little round-topped window in the upper left. Heh, heh! I know, just a minor detail, but it makes me curious about the building it's part of. It looks "gothic", and in a way fits with the Crow's own gothic look and reputation. Nice work! It's too bad I'm unemployed and can't afford art right now!

Marcy said...

Long, hot, steamy showers, woman.

No, I'm not suggesting keywords for a blue movie search.

(Ahem.)

I meant such things are good for a cold.

Congrats on the sale!

Kelly said...

I can see why the painting would sell so quickly. It's beautiful...

cindyhan111 said...

you know what caught my eye... as a bird lover, yes, I geekily admit to bird watching, are the blue hues you managed to capture in the crow. a true artist sees these things... most would not give it a second look. very, very nice.

Jeane said...

Hi Patrice - I've had a wonderful time cruising your blog - will definitely be back and thanks so much for your kind comments on my blog!

mouse (aka kimy) said...

not surprising that this bird flew out of your studio as soon as his portrait was posted for sale.... it's wonderful!

like you and roy, I am quite drawn to crows and ravens....

happy to hear you are interested in the alphabet game....the jar provided you with a W

K. said...

Hi, Patrice. Thanks for your gracious compliment to the commenters on Citizen K. We do have a small but nice community there.

After looking at your blog, I think you will appreciate this entry on my wife's blog.

m. heart said...

hi patrice! i was visiting here the other night and then became distracted with something and didn't get to comment. but i love your paintings, especially of crows and ravens which are near and dear to my heart.

ladyiris313 said...

I really love this. A very dear friend of mine gave me a carved crow a few years ago as my fetish, and now I run across them everywhere. Your piece is very Edgar Allen Poe~

Berni

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