Wednesday, September 23, 2009


Part of a commission to paint the four seasons, this painting represents summer. The little chickadee is surrounded, and maybe a bit overwhelmed, by the abundance around her. It is a joyful image but complicated by the problem of choosing from all life's riches. There are also some moody storm clouds approaching adding that feeling of urgency that I can't escape when faced with summer's perfection.

The painting measures 9"x 12" and is oil on panel. If you click on it you can see it closer to its real size.

You can see the winter part of this series here.

1 comment:

  1. You really got that end-of-summer thing right, the tinge of regret and knowledge that all the abundance must be enjoyed/stored/held against the coming darkness. You called it on the profile view, too. Chick-a-dee-dee-dee!