Interlude

DSCF4056I’m not sure why this photo makes the painting look so soft.  It is actually composed of hard edges and lots of stark, white paper.  That’s how a frosty morning in winter looks and feels here in the Peace.  Only the bird is soft and a touch warmer – the short Interlude between those stiff and frozen cattails.  The title Interlude was also meant to suggest something to a musical mind.  I thought the candlewicks (a term I learned just now for the seed heads) at various heights were reminiscent of notes, perhaps the little bird’s song.  Can you whistle it?

Interlude, a watercolour by Carolyn Brown, is one of the paintings on display now in the Peace Watercolour Society Fall Show 2014 in Beaverlodge, Alberta.

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2 thoughts on “Interlude

  1. David says:

    To me the bird represents a ‘rest’ notation in the measure which is appropriate for what the bird is doing on the branch. It is only a half rest though since the bird is ever vigilant and ready to fly at any moment.
    If no one else buys this, I want to.

    • art3g says:

      Great minds think alike. I was thinking along those very “lines”. The bird is part of the notation, but is clearly different from the other “notes”.
      I think there’s a very good chance this painting will outlast the show.

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