|A Wise Bird with a Touch of Class ! |
Here is my painting for Day #12 of Leslie Saeta's painting challenge.
I am continuing with my theme for this week to interpret and study various paintings by Picasso. In one of my Picasso books, in addition to featuring many paintings, it also includes many of the sculptures Picasso made. So, instead of choosing a Picasso painting to study, I chose a Picasso Owl Sculpture entitled: Owl with the Head of a Woman, 1953. Painted terra-cotta 13 5/8" x 9 3/4" x 13 5/8". I really liked his owl sculptures that featured a woman's face. So, I thought, hmm, why not paint it.
I was calling my painting "Bird Woman". Bird Woman is appropriate in our household, because just the other day my husband called me "Bird Woman" because I totally love and enjoy feeding the birds!! Her name has been changed to: "A Wise Bird with a Touch of Class". One of my blogger art buddies, Sheila over at Sheila's Corner Studio left a comment regarding this painting, and I loved her choice of words so much...I changed the name!! Thanks, Sheila!
Oh, and after I finished this painting, my Daughter, McKenna, said that looks like a "Human-Bird". Then she went and got one of her books called "Magickal Mystical Creatures" written by D.J. Conway. Sure enough, there is a sections on Human-Birds! I thought that was pretty cool. Who would have thought.
Here is a close up of her face. Notice her eyes. I designed them to resemble Owl eyes.
Hope you enjoy today's 'very unique' painting!
Happy Painting! Cheers! and ... Break a Bristle.
P.S. Oh, and I had to draw/sketch this painting in the dark by lantern because our power went out twice in one day! But, thankfully, it is back on and the house is warm again! Yipee!! I must admit, it was fun drawing in the dark.