The idea for this painting came to me while driving to the Plateau (in Gatineau) for some Christmas shopping, (my best ideas happen either in the car or the shower. Lol!) It was for the holidays, so I wanted to incorporate red, and all of a sudden I imagined this red bird in a winter landscape and I couldn't wait to paint it!
It's been a while since I painted this and, seeing it again now, I'm very proud of this delicate bird, dramatically perched in a gorgeous, wintery landscape. Whenever I see this painting, I think about making something similar, but it's now seven years later and I haven't quite done it! So, we'll see!
It has a very pale background and so would work best against a darker wall, or in a dark frame.
As with every piece in the 'Urban Forest' series, this painting was created on canvas, using modelling paste to create texture, acrylic paint, and house paint (which is also dropped onto the canvas at the end of the process).
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