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Friday, February 10, 2012

Facts of Flight # 1




















It seems nowadays that I cannot get enough of seagulls. I got up this morning at 5 to start planning some canvasses. Who me? Yup! I also went down to the rocks two nights ago to see them returning to their rocks. Seagulls leave in the late afternoon to drink water from a fresh source, such as the dams and rivers a few miles inland. On returning, their movements are at the most gracious as they glide in slowly towards their coming slumber. The guys I photographed in the sunset scene were still keen to dive down into the waves for morsels brought in by the strong tide, a little bedtime snack, I suppose!

The painting is somewhat similar to the one in the post about the dolosse. I love the juxtaposition of man-made boats, homes and dolosse with natural elements like rocks, water, clouds and birds. Painting size is 4oo mm x 4oo mm (15.7 " x 15.7 ") Oil on cotton wraparound canvas.


10 comments:

  1. Such a tranquil sense that comes over when looking at this piece, Marie. And oh so lovely!

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    1. Hi CrimsonLeaves, I have been trying all day to answer! It seems to me I have to wait till late at night to have faster internet! Thank you so much for your words!

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  2. This is so beautifully painted, Marie.. My eyes take me all over this canvas..love the colors and those seabirds are perfect!!

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    1. Thank you Hilda, I had to work hard to cleanup my computer! I hope to be able to open your blog again!

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  3. I see you love seagulls like me! Lovely piece Marie

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    1. Oh, yes jinx!!!! I saw and loved your post! Had trouble reacting, but cleaned up my computer and try again!

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  4. Love your seagull works. So full of life and action. The earlier post of bottles barrels and baskets is stunning Marie. Sorry not commented lately have been so involved with family matters.

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    1. Hi Joan, also, the Internet seems to be blocked/clogged nowadays. It takes me ages to open any blogs or get permission to comment! Thankx for you kind comments!

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  5. Marie, thanks so much for checking in on my blog. I am sorry to hear that you are having trouble with blogger. Mine is fast. I post some of my art on Facebook, but your question has caused me to think that I really should post my most successful pieces there. I will "friend" you.

    I love these pieces with the seagulls and dolos. The use of the boat juxtaposed against the dolos and birds is very interesting.

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