A Pear of Goldfishes is my new still life painting. I decided to bring several elements together, starting with the pear in the small white bowl and the philodendron in the deep red pot. It became unbalanced so I decided to add a gold fish bowl and then topped it off with a Caroline wren in the window.
It was a fun challenge to get everything to work together and I I learned more in the process. I love the little Caroline wrens that hop about in our wooded backyard with their tail feathers usually pointing up. I’d been wanting to paint one for a while. Another challenge was coming up with a name for the painting. The helpful woman who scanned the painting for me suggested the name which I chose because it was so creative and fun.
It’s a beautiful yet cool and windy spring Friday. I hope everyone has a great weekend.
“Oh, the lovely fickleness of an April day!” William Hamilton Gibson
Spring here in Atlanta has been unseasonably chilly. Last night the low temperature was 39 degrees. April has started out fickle with gray weather and rain. This weekend it is supposed to be sunny and warmer. Finally! The dogwoods and azaleas are just about to bloom, it’s going to be gorgeous around here. My daughter’s school spring break starts next week, she is heading to the beach with a friend, hopefully the weather will be lovely for them. I will have more time to paint. I’m starting a second jungle theme painting, this one will be a crocodile.
I painted Orange Fish with Raindrops around this time last year and I think it suits an April day well.