Hey, look at me go, two posts in one day!
Just so ya'll don't think that I've done nothing but play video games and eat for the past week, here is my latest piece, an 8x10 female Northern cardinal. This one is called "Mama", the male, who is soon to follow, will be "Papa". I don't know when I began calling the cardinals Mama and Papa but I've been doing so for a while so it just seemed like logical titles.
I've been having a great deal of fun with these feathers, giving the birds some depth and playing a bit with style. My pieces aren't meant to be photo-realistic, although honestly I don't know what that means. I guess it depends on the photo! From a distance birds look all sleek and smooth, but get up close and there's a lot going on. I guess my goal is to show what's going on but at the same time make it look like a piece of art. Make sense? I hope so, cuz I'm not always sure what I'm saying! Makes writing an artist statement a real challenge.