Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Scrub Jays in Fall
I am putting the finishing touches on a small painting for the Portland Audubon's Wild Arts Festival. The painting is part of the 6x6 Project, where participants receive a free canvas, paint or assemble a picture, then donate it for sale at the festival.
I wanted to capture a typical fall image, so I started by adding a cloudy backdrop.
I then painted some bare oak branches and a pair of scrub jays in their typical poses.
I put the trunk of the tree on the side.
I am now counting down the hours until election results come in. Like many other Oregonians, I mailed my ballot nearly two weeks ago, so I am glad that I do not have to stand in line. Whatever happens tonight, Sarah and I will toast the end of the election season and hope for shorter ones in the future.