Bird Fun Notes
I am having so much bird fun these days. My interest in painting little birds started in summer, two years ago. Someone asked me if I would paint a bird. I thought, why not? Might as well learn something new! I worked with oils that summer, doing a series of little birds on canvas panel. I think all but three of those have been sold.
In January 2019, I began drawing again. It was natural to include birds and Drawing birds has helped me to learn more about their anatomy and wing structure. My birds tend to be quite primitive and stylistic. They are certainly not fine art, but rather fun art.
i am a serious landscape and tree painter, striving to be the best in that genre that I can possibly be. It takes serious discipline and much research and effort to excel as a professional painter. I also believe it is important to play as a painter and have fun. My bird drawings and paintings give me a great amount of pleasure and take me out of the landscape to play with art. Most of the birdies are goofy, but they are whimsical and bring a smile, so needed in our stressful world.
I recently discovered a company who makes marvelous square, cradled wood panels in any size I want for my bird paintings. They will hang or sit upright on a shelf or desk. Thank you Sunbelt Manufacturing for making these beautiful panels. I’ve been using their 6×6 panels for my nest paintings and 4×4 inch for the little birds. The perfect size for fun bird paintings.
More musings for artists and collectors to come….
1 head cauliflower
1 (15-oz) jar Alfredo sauce
1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
pinch of thyme
pinch of chopped parsley
splash of white wine
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
- Preheat oven to 400°F. Chop cauliflower into 2-inch pieces.
- Combine cauliflower, herbs, wine, and Alfredo sauce in 9-inch square baking dish; top with bread crumbs mixed with cheese.
- Bake 30–35 minutes or until bubbly and cauliflower is tender.