Thursday, February 12, 2009

bird #2 7x5

This poor bird hit a window. My students all thought painting it was somehow cruel. I had to remind them that birds die every day. I just happened to find this one before a cat.
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5 comments:

Frank Ordaz said...

Nice Work Craig.

I saw your post on my bud Gurney's Blog. We are practically neighbors. I live in Auburn and I am part of Placer Arts. I hope to meet you at some point. I am painting the Concrete Bridge all spring long. If you ever want to join me...you can contact me through my blog.

craigstephens said...

Thanks a lot Frank!
I loved your humming bird. It's very poignant. Looks like my students had a similar reaction to your family.

Frank Ordaz said...

Craig,

Now that I step back and look at it, there seems to be a violation of such a poetic animal. It was not my intention but it does show me the power of unintended consequences.

craigstephens said...

I know what you mean. I've only stumbled upon subjects like this a couple of times. I've tried to paint them as honestly as possible and I hope that shows through. I wonder if James Audubon ever had any misgivings regarding his working method.

Frank Ordaz said...

If he did...I am sure he did not string them up as I did......;v)