Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.
~Henry Ward Beecher
Monday, February 24, 2014
I felt that I just had to do some art today for my sanity! With cold weather coming back soon and some other stressful things going on in my life, art is the most relaxing thing that I do. This one is a bluebird and we have lots of them here. I expect to see them as soon as warmer weather truly arrives. They are usually all over my pastures fighting for prime nesting boxes. I really look forward to seeing them again. The flower looks a little like thistle to me and that is one thing we do not want in our pastures. Thistles will just take over a pasture if you don't carefully get rid of them. I know they are beautiful but I had just as soon not see them here except maybe in my paintings. The magazine picture below my painting is what inspired my painting.