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Friday, February 10, 2012

The Natives... part two

The Natives: American Robin
6" x 6"
Watercolor on Arches Cotton Rag
(A continuation of "The Natives" series, original painting in the shop now) 

I love working in a series.  There is something about pushing an idea, keeping it rolling around, that allows a full exploration of thought.  I also love robins.  I've watched the robins here fatten up like thanksgiving turkeys on the bounty of winter worms.  They scoot about on the muddy hillside, half a wriggler hanging from their beak, chests puffed and bright as if to say "I don't need your silly seed.  I can take care of myself, thank you very much!  But please, do keep the rains coming, ok?"

Truly it's a wonder I get anything done at all, what with the wildlife entertainment here!


Amy Nicole said...

we had lots of Robins roaming around our yard picking fat worms when I was a kid. Beautiful painting Kelly! I just love your watercolors....

Brit said...

so lovely. your painting makes me do little happy jigs.

UmberDove said...

Ladies, the pure COLOR in this one makes me want to jump straight back into the watercolor tray!

Sunny Rising Leather said...

I'd like to point out that the holy beams emanating from this wee angel are JADEITE green.

And with that, I smile and wait for the mail :)


Sara said...

And this is what I get for neglecting to catch up on my favorite blogs. Falling in love with your robin painting and finding it gone gone gone. Good for you and sad for me.
Lovely work lovely lady!