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NEW PAINTINGS Barbra and Judy (Songbirds 2 and 3)

At left, "Barbra (Songbird #2)," and at right "Judy (Songbird #3)," each 8x8x3/4 cradeled panel, acrylics and graphite, no need to frame, varnished and ready to fly into your home. $279 plus $20 s&h. I accept paypel, venmo and payment plans. Inquiries may always come to me.
Painter Stanka Kordic has encouraged me to play with physical dimension and non-traditional brush marks. I thought I would start to practice this with some little songbirds, all puffed up and staying warm for the winter, like me in my five layers today.

There's a good amount of texture in here but not as much as I think Stanka was pushing me to do - baby steps, right? And I've pulled out some unconventional tools to paint with; I'm auditioning combinations of different ones with each painting. It's actually fun, seeing what sorts of marks happen under these circumstances, and seeing these little birds emerge with so much personality.

And then, when I was finishing up these two (and a 3rd, which I'll share tomorrow), I thought it would be delightful to name them after actual songbirds. I hope you love these songstresses as much as I do.

Thanks, as always, for following along with my artwork journey,
Warmly, Kim

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