“Bird In The Woods” Painting

Painting by Mollie Walker Freeman

The Loveland Museum Gallery is somehow able to get some really great shows, sometimes featuring really well known artists of the present and past. I’ve seen works there by Georgia O’Keeffe, Salvador Dali, local artists Laurie Zuckerman, and Richard Schilling, to name a few. (This gives you an idea why I love living here.)

That’s why, when Scott and I were invited to do a show there, in the lower gallery (read “basement”), we were thrilled and honored! About a year and a half ago, we displayed about 20 pieces in an exhibition entitled, “Zietgiest.” The show was a remembrance of our trip to Germany, to visit our one-time exchange student, Klara, and her family. I’m sure I’ll post about that in the future.

For today, I’ll post this painting I did during that show. Scott and I did a demonstration, each completing a piece in a couple of hours, bantering back and forth, while a couple dozen sweet folks sat and listened, and asked some great questions. A fine evening was had by all, and this is the painting I ended up with. It’s done in my primary medium, what I call “upcycled” house paint.

Painting a silhouette presents an interesting juxtaposition (there’s an art word for you) between foreground and background. The bird itself is the focal point, yet has no detail to speak of, while the background has all the color and some sense of detail. Anyway, I got to use some fun colors, like neon green.

P.S. What was I thinking? I did do this painting the same month as the demonstration. But, alas, this is not the painting I did for that event! I will have to do another post on that painting, which is called, “Pretty In Pink.”

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