Friday, April 20, 2012

Cardinals in Conversation Triptych

Acrylic on 3-24"w x 36"h canvases
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$1,500.00 Please contact Blue Lake Gallery in Duluth to purchase.

This painting for my upcoming Tremendous Trees show at Blue Lake Gallery is the largest work of the show stretching out a full six feet wide by 3 feet tall. It is the largest work I've ever painted, consuming many hours and late nights to complete. There are five cardinals per panel, gathering and gabbing about whatever it is that bright red birds brag about. Perhaps they are concerned that the Vikings may leave Minnesota, maybe they are talking about how nice the weather must be down south ... or perhaps they are thinking about trying on a color other than red. It's up to the viewer to decide, but it's lots of fun to view this piece in person as the cardinals direct your eye all over the place, instead of taking in the image in one quick instant. The cardinal has such an interesting form with the spiked feathers at the top of their head, they really look like an arrow pointing. Get the point?

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