Original Down Comforter
24'x24" oil on Gallery Wrap canvas. Sold
This is a painting full of
painting love, frustration, then
back to love.
It is one of the hardest nests
I have ever painted
and I have done hundreds.
Did you know that is is the early egg laying
birds who use feathers to
keep the eggs from getting cold?
Mother Nature thought of everything!
Obviously, it was the influence for the title.
An friend's husband came up with it.
(Thank you Carlos.)
My first efforts were fast and painterly.
I liked it.
But it did not describe the nest and
all the careful work the birds
had put into it.
Out of all of that work I had to make some sense of order.
24"x 24" is large for me
and it has taken a long time to paint.
I did take my time and tried to capture
the different textures and subtle colors.
Not easy for an impressionist
who loves color so there are delightful
spots of color here and there.
The person who found the nest
after a huge wind storm gave it to me
but did not know what type of bird made it.
Neither do I, plus it is the first one
I have seen of its kind.
The young lady who bought it
had seen it in progress on a visit
to my studio and it "spoke to her heart."
When I emailed her a pic of the
she wanted it.
And that made me very happy....
going to a home where it will be loved.