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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! :-)

3 comments:

Kristin said...

Such beautiful vibrations between warm and cool colors. Nice energy and texture!

Lorrie Klosterman said...

Kelly I know what Blue-gray Gnatcatchers look like and, no offense to them, but I'm grinning with delight at the shimmering loveliness of your creation based on those slate-gray birds. Avis Spei lives!! :D

Kelly said...

:-D You guys made my day. Thank you!