03 November 2010

Nest

24" x 36", oil on canvas, 2010

This is one of the small handful* of paintings I've had time to complete since moving to Prince Edward County with Krista to begin our new life and set up Small Pond Arts. In the summer we found a few abandoned nests and more than a few eggshells. We set up a few of the shells in a beautiful nest and I took a picture of Krista holding our reconstruction.

This ended up a little more realistic in colouration than I'd planned, but I'm quite happy with it. I especially like all that dark negative space on the right.

This painting, and nine others (a few watercolours, a few oils; some old, some new), was in the Fall Expressions group show at Gallery ArtPlus in Belleville which ran from 28 October to 27 November. The opening reception was Thursday 4 November from 6-8PM.



*pun intended

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