Artist Painter Brenda D. Johnson's Wildlife and Nature Inspired Art

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The Belted Kingfisher ~

Finished for now, this acrylic on board will sit by the other finished pieces for the framer.

Size: 9" x 12"  Simplicity is often my biggest challenge.    I love all those lovely bits one finds in nature.  Whether it be grains of sand or multitudes of pebbles, it's difficult to
ever be truly finished.

I love the clean contemporary look
a single subject  can offer without it looking like a portrait. (my classical training often gets in the way here).   

Recently, I noticed my interest in birds has grown to the point that while looking through the thousands of photo references, the most recent have been of Raptors.  The enthusiasm is hard to curb.     So, look for paintings of Raptors after my commitments are met.  Why fight it right?

I'd love to hear comments on this piece as well as any questions you might have.