LUNCH WITH FRIENDS - 11 X 14 - Available
As you know I am famous for revisiting a picture I am not happy with and trying to save it. This was definitely the case with my blackbirds. I loved my birds and my bird feeder in this drawing but somehow my composition did not work for me. (See my original picture below.) When I was reluctant to take it to a show, I knew I had to do something. I took it to a critiquing session and listened to all the comments and then I sat with it for a few months while my ideas percolated, finally I was ready to roll. I developed some background foliage and added another bird to the group. The picture seems more balanced and far more interesting now so I am happy.
I am applying for my Signature Status with the Federation of Canadian Artists and I have decided to use my blackbirds as my opening picture. The application goes in this week so keep your fingers crossed; jurying happens the March 10th weekend!!
THE TEA PARTY - 9 X 12 (No longer available!!)