Sunday, July 15, 2012

Grackle!

Grackle!                     oil                 8" x 8"
My intention today was to paint a nice calm peaceful meadow scene...... But, then something came to mind that I was just more in a 'grackle' mood! This bird is one that some people seem to consider only pests and others admire them for their iridescent feathers and canny doings. I just knew when took this photo on the edge of the sunlit river, that I  loved the stark, 
graphic quality, oh yeah there's that attitude too !


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7 comments:

Karen Werner said...

Excellent work. Especially the waier and reflections.

Tash Luedi said...

This is fantastic! I love how you have chosen this particular bird as the subject and I love those reflections and the loose brush strokes!

hmuxo said...

This is beautiful, Mary!!!! The bird and reflections are absolutely fantastic. Beautiful scene!!!

carol morgan carmichael said...

Love this one Mary.

Julie Ford Oliver said...

Great design - love the diagonal and the placement of the dark shape of the bird continuing into the water.
Another fabulous piece. Don't you get tired of turning out little masterpieces! A bit of humor here...

Victor Errington said...

Hi Mary.
Absolutely gorgeous. All the best.
Vic.

Sherry Schmidt said...

Love your animals!