Sunday, December 7, 2008
And now for something completely different!!!
This is today looking outside my studio window. Makes you want to stay inside and paint, or something. Brrrrrrrrr!
'Rose Breasted Grosbeaks' - oil on panel - 15x12 - © Marc R. Hanson '95
'Northern Orioles' - oil on panel - 15x12 - © Marc R. Hanson '95
'Downy Woodpeckers' - oil on panel - 15x12 - © Marc R. Hanson '95
For some reason I decided to photograph some older 'pre- digital' age paintings. These go back to '95...whoa.....13 years ago! Yikes. I'm not sure I even owned a computer then. My first one was a Mac 2200 or something like that? But I know for sure that I didn't have a digital camera. Anyway, I thought it would be good to take some pics of some of the paintings lying around my studio that are probably on slide film (remember that cantankerous stuff?), but should be on digital files too.
Plus, it's bird feeding season and my cat is out in the kitchen area leaping up and down trying to grab the birds feeding right outside the window as I type. He's inside, they're outside. I should have named him after a cartoon character like 'Pogo' instead of a famous artist 'Sargent', which is his name. So in part, this is just to tease him too. ;-)
I painted these images along with about 6 more for The Hamilton Collection. They took a circular section (guess where??? :) ) and made a plate series from them. Everything is in focus, for the most part, birds as large or slightly larger than life, and right in your face. That said, I liked painting them...and they paid me $$$. : -) (real big grin).