Welcome to the virtual art gallery!
To see these paintings in person visit the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin, the church is open during regular business hours Tuesday- Friday, most Saturdays, and of course Sunday.
There will be an artist reception August 19th at 1:00pm.
|Me with paintings at the art show! August 2012|
A Mississippi Kite that came to the Nature Center as a part of an Urban Bird Celebration inspired this series of Bird Portraits. The rescued bird allowed me to see it up close, and I was able to see just how beautiful, and regal it was. I decided to paint its portrait and when Genie approached me about doing an art show I thought it would be fun to paint more bird portraits.
|Mississippi Kite, a regal bird that|
migrates all the way to Paraguay.
|Carolina Hillbilly Wren, a friendly bird that makes a lot of noise,,|
builds large crazy nests, and likes to roost on my porch
|Captain Black-backed Sea Gull, truly a sea gull Larus marinus. I imaged my dad's favorite movie, Master and Commander, while painting the gull.|
|Two Songbirds that I often see and hear together, Carolina Chickadee, and Tufted Titmouse I used sonograms of the birds' real song to write the music. I haven't got anyone to play the music I wrote so I don't really know if it sounds like the birds. |
|Secret Society of Sora (top) birds that you almost never see at the edge of ponds.|
Playful Plover (bottom) cute little wave runners at the beach.
|Vain Raven, I used Pogo, the Nature Center's resident Raven, as a model.|
The photograph didn't turn out very well (that's why you should go to the show!:))
|Jacob helping to hang the paintings (thank you, my dear)|
|Uncle Balding Eagle, isn't in the show|
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