Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Old Picket Fence 12" x 16" acrylic
An Eastern Blue Jay rests on a grapevine that has taken over an old picket fence. Rain has just passed as the last remaining drops cling to the branches, which in turn cling to the fence. The blue jay is the perfect accent of color in this painting. The fence itself became the focus of the painting as I worked to make it rustic looking. Runs of rust out of the nails and the cracking of the wood help to convey the weathering of the wood.