A Bevy of Birds –watercolor 22″ x 30“
Can you tell I had fun painting this painting? Like I just couldn’t stop? Well, why not add just one more itty-bitty thing? lol.
This is my first large painting since I started working on my Secret Garden series. What’s funny, is I am pretty sure I will not include this painting in the series. I initially thought pottery would be a great perch for the birds I wanted to paint, but now that it is completed, I realize the painting has nothing to do with a secret garden and overall, it’s a BIT BUSY!
On the flip side, it’s a fun painting. All the birds came out “cute” which wasn’t the plan, yet whimsy is my overall take-a-way. I just couldn’t help it. Pick one bird? I can’t pick, I love them all! I also played with symbols of good luck which are hidden throughout the painting. There is a #7, a shamrock, a silver spoon, a robin’s egg, a heart, a wishbone, a red apple and a lady bug. There’s also a bumble bee and fuzzy caterpillar because why stop there???
Yeah, I think I went a little crazy adding as much as I did. I should have added a kitchen sink for an extra chuckle.
Ultimately, I think I have a better idea for what to do with this image. I should isolate the images within the image.
See, like this. I made a mock up of note cards. This allows your eye to take a break and focus on each object.
Like the rest of my life, I think I’m in control and going in the direction I choose. If I have learned anything in my brief forty-something years, I AM NEVER IN CONTROL. I just enjoy the detours and try getting back on the course I’ve selected. Who’s to say I know what’s better for me than the universe does?
I have NO CONTROL over the deadline, but one day I will finish what I set out to do and until then I will have a lot of cool things I encounter along the way.
Like the medium of watercolor. I have to laugh and just go with the flow :)