This painting is from my Home series where most of the topics and subjects were about my life, my home, interactions with family and pets. Home as a state of mind. Home as in Ea...
This painting is from my Home series where most of the topics and subjects were about my life, my home, interactions with family and pets. Home as a state of mind. Home as in Earth abundant with trees, hills, plants, rocks and all creatures large and small. This series also expressed a completeness that i was feeling and continue to feel. A feeling that i belonged....a feeling that i was home in my skin mentally, emotionally and physically.
This particular painting was inspired by the pond in our garden which is abounding with guppies and mollies (tiny pretty fish) that help in keeping the mosquitoes away. We also have two turtles, Shy and Zoomie who strangely do not feast on the fish as we were told they would. They've been in the family way longer than the fish but were quite happy to share their Pondominium (Inspired from the human residence called condominium) with the fish who have multiplied so swiftly that we were concerned about over crowding. But Nature has its own way of balancing the scales and soon we had visitors from the nearby lake that normally dries up during the summer months. One kingfisher, became two and then three. One day we were surprised by a Pond heron sitting right in the middle of the fountain seemingly enjoying the water sprinkling generously over it and fearlessly diving beak, head and neck deep into the water and emerging victoriously with a beak full of guppy!
Our backyard is full of old trees and bird watching is a favorite family passtime. We now have two more new additions to the twenty odd other varieties of birds that grace us with their presence and beauty.