Saturday, January 12, 2013

Parrot and Apple



10 x 8 Oil on Linen Panel

This is my personal birdie, Sambuca.  She's quite photogenic, and although I'm sure these birds are as common as our pigeons, in the Congo, I think she's exceptional.  And beautiful, so of course it's been my intention to paint her.  I adopted her when she was 6, and she's been with me for 8 years, so she's a teenager going on two. Bird people will know what I mean.

6 comments:

  1. Now Sambuca will live forever in this beautiful painting. Is that red I see on her wings? Wow... I bet the effect is quite stunning. You have painted her with lots of emotion. This is quite wonderful.

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  2. Looks as though Sambuca is having lively conversation with the red apple! A great painting with personality to spare!

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  3. Oh so cute. What a small world. I have an African Grey with a very large vocabulary. You did amazing job on this. Love it.

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  4. A beautiful painting of a beautiful African Grey. I had one in college. His name was Garp. All was going well until I met this girl named Karen. I left for a week one time, with Karen in charge of Garp and vice versa. Garp was on the bed with Karen. He ran up the bed, jumped on her chest and bit a hole through Karen's nose. I came home and one of them had to go.

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    1. PS, Garp had to go. Karen is still here. :)

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  5. nicely done bird. thank you and gros bisous on you

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