This painting was done en plein air/in studio as part of a series of local landscapes/wildlife, and life in general in Pennsylvania, USA. While I was doing some work in my yard, I accidentally found this nest in the middle part of a large hedge--I found it by getting divebombed by a very irate mother robin, who rightfully felt I was too close to her nursery...upon some careful investigation, this was the "secret" hidden in the hedge...
I utilized a limited palette of only burnt sienna, french ultramarine blue, cadmium yellow, cadmium orange, and white, thinned by a mixture of 1/2 and 1/2 linseed and turpentine to create this painting.
This is NOT a reproduction, but is the original work of art, 14" x 18" (painting is 12" x 16" out of frame), and is professional framed in a traditional walnut wooden frame, ready to hang and will beautify any room or decor!
This painting comes with an EBSQ Certificate of authenticity, and is handsigned. It is also registered/listed on the Fine Art Registry, and bears the official seal on the back of the painting.
I am a basically a self-taught artist, but I have had many long sweaty summer stints at the Art Student's League in NYC, and various other workshops with some modern Masters. Painting has always been my passion, and I suppose it will always be. I am amazed and inspired by life and all aspects of nature, people, and the coexistence of the two. My passion is painting people and landscapes, both equally beautiful and fascinating to me, so if I can combine the two, even better. I find the variety and sheer diversity of nature and humanity to be the driving force behind my need to create. Everywhere I look I see beauty, and for this, I am very thankful. I love to paint boldly, although I find that a variety of different strokes and techniques makes for a most interesting painting. I find a sort of music in the rhythm of painting, and I try to convey that in my work. I don't have any particular style and don't like defining one or confining myself to any particular genre--I basically paint whatever interests me at the time, and hope others will also enjoy whatever insight I might have captured.