Cheerful and Colorful Paintings

Cheerful and Colorful Paintings in Oil, Acrylic, Mixed Media and Collage

Thursday, February 26, 2009

The Birds of the Air ~ Acrylic Figure ~ PCPC Art Festival

"The Birds of the Air"
30" x 40" Acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas

This is the largest I've ever worked and I realize if I do this again, it would help if I had a large stand up easel. I enjoyed working this large and will try this size again.
This is my entry for the Park Cities Presbyterian Church Art Festival. I chose The Sower of Seeds theme from Luke 8:1-15. "The Birds of the Air" are watching a farmer as he goes out to plant his crop on a sunny spring day. Some of the seeds fall on a well traveled path and are trodden down and the waiting birds eat the seed before the seed produces a crop. The seeds are the Word of God that's heard by men but the devil takes the Word from their hearts before they can believe and be saved. The birds in the painting are more generic but are patterned after the raven. The raven is the first bird named in Genesis 8:7 and was considered unclean. I will post my second, and much smaller, entry later in the week.


dominique eichi said...

THis piece is absolutely ravishing . you did such a beautiful job here portraying these scriptures with such creativity. Just Beautiful. I know you will win a ribbon.

Anonymous said...

I really like the colors you used in this piece.. it has a very calming effect.

Nancy Standlee said...

Thanks Dominique and Megan for the nice comments. I will deliver the two paintings Saturday for the show.