These little gems are 6 x 6 x 2 inches deep (see the second photo) and require no framing - perfect for Christmas gift-giving!
This one is called "A Little Sincerity".
Yes, it's no secret that I love to draw on the words of poets and playwrights when it comes to naming my artwork, and this is no exception (thanks Mr. Wilde)
As you can see, I haven't stained the sides yet (they are unfinished pine) but the end result will be a stain the same color as the Trompe l'oeil Frame I've painted on, giving this a delightful look when finished.
Now I have to decide what to paint next...another bird?
A sexy sailor?
(maybe I'd have to keep that last one though)
With Christmas coming, I'm curious about your holiday gift-giving. Do you hit the malls at the last minute, or do you plan your strategy early on and take advantage of online handmade shopping (like ArtFire or Etsy, for example).
I'll leave you with a little poetic inspiration for painting birds:
When the green woods laugh with the voice of joy,
And the dimpling stream runs laughing by;
When the air does laugh with our merry wit,
And the green hill laughs with the noise of it;
When the meadows laugh with lively green,
And the grasshopper laughs in the merry scene,
When Mary and Susan and Emily
With their sweet round mouths sing "Ha, Ha, He!''
When the painted birds laugh in the shade,
Where our table with cherries and nuts is spread,
Come live & be merry, and join with me,
To sing the sweet chorus of "Ha, Ha, He!''
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