Mixed Media Original | A Bird in Hand
A Bird in Hand, a mixed media 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 from long ago.
Idiomatic expressions often have wise meanings cloaked in colourful language. A bird in hand is worth two in the bush means that it is better to be happy with what we have than to go running after that which might never be ours to have.
The bold colours of the hair are muted by soft pastel shades of light green in the background. The girl’s wild hair tossed about by the wind shows her to be a free spirit, much like the bird she is so cautiously holding in her hand.
Will she let the bird go? Or has this bird in hand been captured forever?
This is a one of a kind (OOAK) original 9×12, birch wood cradle, mixed media painting, painted and signed by me.
I use high quality, artist grade acrylics. My art is sprayed with a professional archival varnish to protect it from dust, dirt, and moisture. The varnish also contains ultraviolet light filters to reduce light damage.
Colours may not be exactly as shown.
The sides are painted bright red and are 1.5 inches. There is no need to buy a frame.
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