Monday, September 21, 2009

Still life in wood

I gathered together these three wooden "thingys" for a small still life as my "W" alphabet artwork on the Painting Friends site. I love the warmth and texture of wood and it was fun to attempt to depict the different surfaces of these three pieces. The tall chicken-looking item I bought at an outlet store for $2 years ago and I still love it. The round bird was purchased for my new garden, but I worried about it getting wet, so it's safely in the house. It practically glows with a golden warmth. The round ornament I purchased from a Navajo girl at a roadside stand in northern Arizona. It has rock art symbols etched into it and is a lovely cedar color. I used a vivid blue background as a complement to the golden color of the round bird. Approx. 8"x8", colored pencil.


  1. Susan, you gave these pieces such a wonderful glow! Well done.

  2. I like the way you did the wood Susan. Wonderful