A Bird Told Me So - Mixed media painting
"A Little Bird Told Me So".  Mixed media on 9x12 wood cradle.  The sides are painted bright red.

 

"A Little Bird Told Me So." This whimsical painting is based on an old expression that isn't often heard anymore. While toying  with ideas in my sketchbook, my mind wanders and remembers such sayings. Of course this idiomatic expression means that you wish to keep the source of your information secret.

The wild colours in the background are muted by soft pastel shades in the foreground. The girl's wild hair shows her to be a free spirit, much like the bird on her shoulder.  Is she about to to grab the bird?

Will she keep the secret? Her little smile is very intriguing.

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