Chickadees, Coffee and a Full Moon

May 20, 2009

Chickadees and Coffee

Chickadees and Coffee

  • Oil on Canvas
  • In the collection of D/SM

Whether I paint them or not I enjoy collecting bird stories. “Do you have a bird story?” is a question I might pose to a complete stranger. The following was told to me by a guy behind me in the check-out lane at the grocery. While in Alaska, he’d watch the ravens in winter take turns covering the solar cells of the village lights with their wings, which kept the lights on, providing a warm perch.

There is an other worldly feel to Chickadees and Coffee. A landscape and still life combination which is surreal, yet I don’t think uncomfortable.  A dreamscape combining two curious chickadees, a dramatic  sweep of clouds, an eclipsed moon that lets you know it’s a chunk of rock floating in space, and windblown prairie with fresh oranges, coffee and eclairs. The viewer has lots of elements to draw on for a story.

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