Friday, December 19, 2008
Here's the bluejay painting, mate to the redbird in the "Daughter of the Sun" post. Odd that the two related myths would echo in this pair. I tried to show the gold background in this photo. A viewer, if there were one, familiar with all of my paintings, would recognize this pair as one of many "primary paintings" - where the subject is, in part, the primary colors; red, blue, and in this case, gold standing in for yellow. I think they were painted about 5 years ago.
The trees; a dogwood for the bluejay, an oak for the cardinal, are by the studio porch.