Saturday, February 18, 2017

Thoughts of Spring

Bobbin' Robin
Mixed media 11 X 11

After a very successful show and sale last week end it was time to get back to painting and collage. This time a robin on a charcoal pour. I painted it 11 X 15 which is a quarter sheet of standard watercolor paper but as I was adjusting my photos I decided I liked it in a square. I like doing squares a lot anyway. Instead of just putting the collage papers on the wings and tail I decided to put them on the colorful breast as well. Only his feet and head are painted with watercolor. 
I'm wondering if my friends up north have seen some early robins in their backyards yet. I know that the weather has been unusually warm for this time of year and this brings the migratory birds back. It's that time of year when you think that winter is over, then it comes back and bites you. For now, enjoy the little signs of spring. 
Here's the rectangle format. Which do you prefer?


  1. Janet, I love this; it's beautiful! I like your idea to go square.
    I live in southern NJ and have been seeing a lot of robins, while winter visitors--juncos, and fox and white-throated sparrows--are still here too.

  2. Jan, definitely I like the square. The whole composition is excellent. I like that vertical line behind him, every thing about it.
    Glad you had a good show, it always makes our heart happy. I'm still having sales on Etsy, there's always one or two a month, and it keeps me going. LOL! At least mentally. !!



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I started watercolor painting earnestly in 1991 after I moved to Florida. My husband and I are retired, and we are both artists. We both have works displayed  at the Wildchild Gallery in Matlacha Florida.