Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Bluebird Babies! - painting nature

Cottage in the Woods   watercolor   16 x 12
"Our task must be to free ourselves from the prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. – Albert Einstein”

Albert Einstein was the man! Oh, what those with great intelligence can teach us! My husband loves nature and birds in particular. He sets up bird houses all over our yard and checks on them daily. He knows and delights in their songs. He communes with them. I believe that we can hold communion with whatever is sacred to us, with whatever it is that elevates us. At present, we have 4 bluebird babies, all pink and new. The parents are working hard to help them survive. "Cottage in the Woods" was painted as a still life set-up in my watercolor class.

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