Flowers, Bird’s Nest and Insects, Limited Edition Print
- 6″ x 6″ image size, 8″ x 8″ paper size
- Printed on high quality acid-free Hahnemuhle Fine Art Pearl paper
- Signed and numbered limited edition of 50
- Comes with Certificate of Authenticity signed by the artist
About the Painting…
I’m generally drawn to simple compositions, but I wanted to go in a different direction with this painting. For each painting in the “In Season” series in which this painting was a part of, I chose the subjects of each one to highlight what was currently in season. It came naturally to also think of creating a mood that is reflecting the sparsity or abundance of things available. This one was painted in April, at the beginning of spring it felt so freeing to have so many things to choose.
My plants came from a variety of places; friends, Pike Place Market, and from my own garden. I also found The Seattle Growers Market to be a great resource, with public hours on Fridays, 10 am – noon. I put everything together and worked out the final composition from photos I took on the computer (Pixelmator for Mac). I posed as much as I could in a Frankenstein taped up heap to reference from life but used my digital mock up as a primary reference for plants. I did paint two things from life: the birds nest and the caterpillar. The birds nest with egg we found abandoned in the back yard a few years ago. And the caterpillar was wiggling around in a container with some friends that my three year old son had received for his birthday. (I photographed the butterflies and they posed for the next painting in the series!)
What’s in this painting?
Birds and Insects:
Painted Lady Caterpillar
Dark-Eyed Oregon Junco nest and egg
Anemones – white and yellow
Ranunculus – red, white and pink
Tulips – rainbow parrot, flaming white parrot, Absalom, mint green parrots