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Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Kelly - Painting 37
(Oil Pastel, 9x12 Sennelier Oil Pastel Paper)
"Avis Spei" is packed with hope, love, and the promise of summer. It's based loosely on the newly arrived Blue Gray Gnatcatchers. I really didn't know what to name it, so I asked Matty if he had any ideas. He thought we should come up with a new "scientific" name based in Latin because finding this bird in a field guide might be a bit iffy. With all the color and energy surging through it, he thought "Avis Spei" would do the trick -- Bird of Hope! :-)