Friday, January 08, 2010
A Triptych of Florida Birds
As long as I'm doing mini paintings I might as well do some for exhibit as well. I had this little frame and pre-cut mat with three 3 X3 windows in it. I like to stick to a theme when I do these things so I decided my theme would be Florida birds. I started out with the Inktense pencils but ended up enhancing them with gouache paint. The White Pelicans are common in our area in the winter and the Brown Pelicans are here year 'round. Although the Flamingo is not a native Florida bird, it has been associated with Florida for so long I thought it made a nice punch of color in the center of the group. I will be including this in my sale items at the Pine Island Art Association Annual Show and Sale. Our show is always the second week end in February. It's time for me to start deciding what should be entered.