4.13.2007

mother bird



Here's the latest painting I"m working on. I love long, horizontal paintings, so I stretched this canvas myself. It's 33 by 13 inches. I may add two more birds higher up on the branch, or I may remove the father bird and leave only the mother and her two babies. Last night at dinner the kids had a great time pretending like their spaghetti was worms. Yum!

5 comments:

lynne said...

Melissa, that is SO GORGEOUS!!!! I love the colors!! And the feeling of it...and the size you described. You are SO amazing!!!

lynne said...

m - was it difficult to stretch your canvas? i've never tried that... what supplies do you need?

Emily said...

Melissa,
Wow! This is an amazing painting. I am very impressed. I feel like this is an obvious question, but is it oil? How long have you been painting? What other kinds of things do you do? Way to go!

allydru said...

Well, as intimidating as that painting (which, of course, is meant as a compliment Melissa -- superb), I'm willing ot give it a go. If only to have something that is not destroyed within five minutes of completion. Although, technically speaking, I probably shouldn't bank on that . . .

Emily and Lynne -- congrats on the babies! I'm only a few months late, right? or at least less that a year late. I hope.

Lisa said...

Melissa,
You have become an amazing artist!!! I love this painting.