Friday, May 18, 2012
I've been really enjoying the backyard. I sit out on the deck pretty much every morning after everyone is off to work and school. I drink my coffee and have breakfast out there. It's so peaceful. I enjoy listening to the birds. Since the house backs up to a greenbelt I get to hear and see lots of them. I've noticed a lot of blue jays and mourning doves. And there is a small bird that has a song that sounds like it is singing "cheater, cheater". it makes me chuckle. At dusk, the deer come out. I sit outside after my boys go to bed and relax for 15 minutes or so. I stay very quiet to not spook them. They come right up to the fence line and graze. They usually come in groups of 3 to 6 deer at a time. This painting was inspired by all the birds I'm noticing. I'm not sure that it is done yet. I'm going to let it sit for a few days and decide if it needs something more. I'm not sure if I want to add features to the birds like I did with the Funky Cat. Maybe they are fine as they are. Thoughts?