When a bunch of blue jays get together, you know it. This one particular section of the mulberry tree in my backyard is a favorite place for jam sessions. I saw this group in the bare branches, noising it out like a random atonal brass quintet, and went to get my pastels and paper to sketch them from my back door.
While I sketched I realized I was visualizing a painting of van Gogh, his painting “Almond Blossom”. I had set up these small self-prepared pieces of pastel paper so I could experiment without having a fit about “wasting” a piece of drawing paper. I was glad to see that I may have actually accomplished that experiment here.
The painting just a little thing, 6″ x 6″, one of my favorites. The original was part of my 2004 exhibit, “Winter White”. I also offer this art as a card in my “Backyard Birds” series
And this painting has a wonderful home with a friend who also loves it very much.
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This month’s desktop calendar
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- Click on one of the images below that matches the dimensions of your monitor to open the image in a new page.
- For desktop computers and laptops, right-click on that image and on a desktop computer choose “save as desktop wallpaper” or “save as background” or whichever option your operating system gives you to be able to do this. You may also simply save it to your hard drive and set it as your background from there.
- For mobile devices, press on the image to bring up a menu and choose “open in new window”. Go to that window and press until a menu appears and choose as “set as wallpaper” or “set as lock screen” or whatever you’d like—this is slightly different on all devices.
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