For Day 11 of Art Ever Day Month I am back to exploring trees and birds. I friend asked me to do a blonde with birds, so here is what I came up with. This lady is in a place I would have liked to be today – a peaceful forest on a crisp fall day. Today was, in fact, the very definition of a crisp fall day but I did not make it to a forest. I don’t think I even saw a bird, although admittedly I didn’t look for one. Hmmm, maybe I need to make a point of getting my eyes off the art paper or the keyboard and spending more time looking at the real world. Tomorrow I am going to go outside and look for some real birds! Then I may draw them.
Lately I’ve been wanting to practice my tree drawing techniques, draw more birds, and squeeze in a few more fall pictures before the holidays. So Viola: an autumnal tree full of bluebirds. I rarely get to see one of these beautiful Virginia bluebirds, but when I do see one flit by, it makes my day. It’s almost like a fairy sighting.
Once at the Norfolk Botanical Gardens I saw two of them frolicking in the wildflower field, but I’ve never seen four of them together. If I did, you can bet I’d stop and watch for a while, and I’d be disappointed if I didn’t have my camera with me. Just in case I see something like a group of bludbirds one tree, I do try never to leave home without my camera. The beauty of art is, even if you don’t get to see what you’d like to see, you can create it!