Saturday, February 2, 2013

Birds and poppies....

Seems that I've been into birds and poppies lately.  They say you create your own symbols as you go along on the artistic path and birds are definitely one of my symbols.  They can mean many things but mainly I think of freedom and lightness when I see them flying.  You don't see many white birds in the wild, but I like to paint at least one white bird in the crowd.  Looking at the wonders of birds in general, it's easy to see the superiority of Mother Nature's creation.  A painting is only a small echo of the natural "glory," but at least I hope the delight for the subject shines through.

Poppies are deliciously elegant, and the long stems seem unable to hold up those glorious red heads, yet they are perfect in every way.  An abstract rendition is very easy to paint.  Most people will immediately see the resemblance but I did have someone ask if those were lips...  All in the eye of the beholder, right?

My art journaling has been addictive for quite a while, but I have to keep stocking up my etsy shop.  I'm planning to add more paintings soon.  This piece is available now in my shop, here.

                            6" panels with 1.5" deep edges, painted black.


jinxxxygirl said...

Maria I love your birdie/poppy paintings! So lovely. And the colors! wow!

How do you wrap your canvases for mailing from your Etsy shop? Is it difficult to keep them safe thru the mail?
Hugs! deb

Maria said...

Hi Deb, :)

I wrap them with bubble wrap, and then tape cardboard to front and back (same size as canvas)--to prevent any piercing objects from ruining the canvas. Then I put them in a sturdy mailing box and send. Have had no problems so far. I even sent some big ones overseas by boat and they arrived intact.

Ro Bruhn said...

Lovely paintings Maria. I think poppy seed heads must be one of my symbols. They appear in my work on a regular basis. Thanks for visiting my blog and your kind words.

t said...

these are just beautiful maria. full of light and colour..


Maria said...

Thank you, T. I was just admiring your felted art. You captured the light so well.