April 29, 2011

Red-Winged Blackbird in the forest

 5" x 7" (12.7 cm x 17.8 cm)  Acrylic on canvas panel
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Once upon a bird, there was a black one who liked to live in open grassy areas, but one day he flew to a marsh in the middle of the forest….
What happened then?  No one seems to know. Rumors say he met a cute mate and started a family that loved to live in the shady forest; others state he missed the grassy landscape so much he soon flew back to his flock and had an adventurous life.
I am so lucky that I got to paint him in the exact moment when a life-changing thought stroke his mind… even if I don’t know what that thought was, that reflection brought to the decision that determined his future. One thing is sure: he never regretted his choice and he lived happily and singing ever after.

This painting was submitted to the DAPT panting challenge. It should soon appear on Lela Stankovic’s web site.

A bird does not sing because it has an answer.
It sings because it has a song.
Chinese Proverb


  1. Beautiful work Robie!I also loved your version of Zoe.:)


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