Saturday, September 1, 2012

Rainy day, gesso, and an angry bird

Ok, Hurricane Isaac finally arrived in the midwest. It rained here hard most of the day. I heard we got 3 1/2 inches so far. May not seem like a lot, but it only rained about 2 days all summer. We are not used to this much water. Because of the rain, I was indoors for most of the day.

On Monday, I am starting a canvas journal class with some online friends. To prepare for this weekly class, I needed to gesso all the pages in the canvas journal. I would gesso two facing pages, and then wait till it was dry, and then repeat. During the drying time, I painted in one of my art journals. I had a friend challenge me to paint a bird. Well, let's just say, this may be a one of a kind for me. (First and last. LOL) The poor bird ended up looking angry, though I love the background.

So with a bunch of hooping and fanfare, I present to you "Angry Bird". LOL. Oh well, apparently grumpy birds need painted too. So funny!!!


mk said...

Haha! I like your bird! Nice canvas!

Nicole Bishop Gillette said...

Not angry, just a little more expressive than his other bird friends. Let's call him flamboyant, shall we?