BIRDS – Commissioners’ Club
Inspired by a casual suggestion from my son, I began this series of paintings in the summer of 2021 for the McKellar Market near my home in Ontario.
Jake (#1 son) challenged me to do the paintings within an hour, which I did for the first 20 (40? my speed rate fluctuated, but always tried to hustle) and discovered that to be oddly exhausting; I now allow myself more time. I do love rapid sketch style of the early beta birds, I also love the detailed emotions and colors of current avians.
I have painted 60 birds since August, 2021, all in acrylic on small wood gallery panels, 8″ x 8″ x 1.5″. And you can see my larger works on my website.
The next commissioning cycle starts in 2024. The paintings will be 12″ x 12″ on custom birch wrap panels, $380 plus shipping and HST/GST (in Canada). The commissioner pays when painting is completed.
And you can have all 60 birds and the inspiration to make your own from my newest book, Book of Birds.