Saturday, October 10, 2009

New Painting

Still Life - October 3, 2009

This was an experiment, which now I come to think of it, nearly all my paintings are. I have not done a still life for a LONG time. I was quite pleased with the way it turned out, but I can see a few improvements I could have made. I have another one almost finished, not quite as good as this one, I think.

Two days ago we had an unexpected visitor in our yard. Only unexpected because he usually comes at night when he is eating my small hibiscus plant. It is one of the rabbits that plays in the circle. I haven't been able to get a good photo of him because it is usually too close to sun set. But two days ago he came right up to the patio window at about 4.00 p.m. I was talking on the phone to my son. He climbed onto the runner ledge of the screen door and looked in the window as if asking for food. Of course I didn't have my camera! This is the best of the evening shots that I have, but I'm working on it!

Then yesterday I was out at the store when my husband saw this bird. It is either a juvenile Cooper's hawk or a sparrow hawk. It is too small for a regular Cooper's hawk. But my good husband saw that I had my old camera close by and he took this shot through the patio window.
Of course he (the bird that is!) was looking for a meal. The little birds make such a racket around the feeder in the afternoon, they attract his attention.

What a menagerie we have in our back yard!


sandy said...

You did a great job on that painting, I love the colors, all of it.

Morning's Minion said...

I really like the colors in your still life--such exuberance and joy. I was guessing you might work in acylics, but maybe water color?
We have a big rabbit populaton here. My husband discovered that several babies were living under the front porch this summer. Two or three at a time would pop out and then dash back to safety at any movement. They could likely feel the gaze of cat eyes from behind the window screens.

Cherdecor said...

I like all your paintings, but this one is my favorite. You did a great job!

What an unique bunch of creatures that visit your yard! That is a big bunny! If there is something in your gardens you do not want him to eat, sprinkle Johnson's Baby Powder on the plant. If he is like the rabbits around here, he will stay far away.

Jose said...

I already have something of Wanda's hanging on my wall and two more frames from Wanda's art are being put together. When will I have some of your work grace the walls of my home?

Unknown said...

Love the painting - especially the colours!

Love that bunny's ears!

Love that MOTH took that photo for you -- you've got him well trained!

Anne Vis said...

Your painting is beautiful! Great color composition!