8 x 8 x .9 inch
oil and image transfer on canvas
Original oil painting.
Unframed, canvas sides are painted in same color as background.
Painting is wired and ready to hang.
Signed, titled and dated on back.
This work is from a series of monochromatic paintings of birds and animals, where I wanted to portray birds and animals in a slightly different context, and bring out their beauty using a single color. This particular bird is a blue capped cordon bleu, which I was able to see while traveling in Africa at Tarangire National Park in Tanzania.
Ever since I was young, I've held a special place in my heart for birds and animals, and believe that we have a connection with them. In our modern world, however, this connection often seems quite distant. It's my hope that these paintings remind us of that connection.