Monday, January 21, 2013

Celtic Cross

This was painted for a woman who plays bagpipes. I know several people who play bagpipes, partly because my undergraduate degree is from Alma College, one of the few places in the United States where one can major in bagpiping.

Length of feather: 3 1/2"

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Dragonfly Friend

Of all the dragonflies I've painted so far, this one if my favorite.

Length of parrot feather: 5 1/2"

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Dragonfly On Point

Dragonfly on Parrot, actually. I was asked if I had any dragonfly painting left after the Chimneyville Craft Festival, and I did not, so painted a few.

Length of parrot feather: 5"

Friday, January 18, 2013

Little Boy Blue, Come Blow Your Horn

For Bob. Trumpet always makes me smile. I chose trumpet in fifth grade band as my instrument because I once heard my grandpa say that he always wished he had played trumpet instead of trombone, which he took up when arthritis forced him to give up violin.

Length of peacock wing feather: 11"

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Runaway Horn

For Lisa.
Run, Lisa, Run!
Play, Lisa, Play!
You're an amazing person.
I'm glad to know you.

Length of peacock wing feather: 11"

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Cross of Gold

I enjoy painting faux textures such as marble, turquoise and metals. In eleventh grade I was on the decorating committee for junior senior prom and I spent many several weeks applying black and white marble finish to giant cardboard pillars that were used as decorations. I also built and painted miniature matching pillars that were used on the tables as centerpieces. I was proud of my work. It's the sort of work I enjoy.

Length of goose feather: 11"