Peacocks in Magnolia Tree

Peacocks in Magnolia Tree
24" X 60" Alkyd and Gold Leaf on Board

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Spring is Here

Spring is in the California Air.  Chickens are getting broody, and setting on their eggs.  The Hawks are back making love in our old pine tree, and circling above the house.  The air is full of their cries, and the front yard is full of Chickens with a rooster calling out "Duck and Cover".  Hawks are not appreciated by Roosters.  The dogs are barking at visiting coyotes, and the trees are in bloom.  Spring bulbs are popping up out of my planters, and the ones that are in beds are contemplating greeting the bright sunshine and rains we have been having.  So her are some pictures of Chickens, flowers, and spring.

These Chickens are all painted in watercolor on either Strathmore Bristol or Watercolor Paper or Arches Watercolor paper.  The top three were painted in the last couple of days, and the strolling Rooster photograph is one of our 3 Roosters that get to wander the yard.  There is also a flock of 1 Rooster and his ladies that live in a chicken coop.  It's been raining and snowing here in San Diego, but now the sun is peaking through the clouds, and though it may rain off and on today the sun will still let us know that today is still a very good day.  Keep painting, drawing, cooking, sewing, or cleaning house, or all of the above.  It seems to take a lot of time to make a life complete, and you can't accomplish everything all at once.  Enjoy the time you have on this earth, for it seems all to short a stay.  Write when I get work, and I will be working everyday even if there is no money in it.  That's the joy of being an artist.  

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