Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Coveys




A flock of birds.
I have been working on this large painting for a while
and I'm so excited to share it with you!
Though a covey might imply incubating or roosting flocks,
the origin of the word comes from the Latin cubare, 
to lie down.

18 comments:

blue china studio said...

The blues and greens are so beautiful. Love this!

gretchenmist said...

it's beautiful. must be lovely to stretch out a little with a bigger piece :)

Linz said...

i can't get enough of your artwork!!!!

holly aka golly said...

Thank you all so much! Belinda, It is really nice to work bigger - challenging too!

mano said...

what a wonderful painting - every single bird is so beautiful!

holly aka golly said...

thank you mano! you are so very kind!

Elizabeth said...

This covey is one of your most masterful, complex, observational works - it is lovely, lovely, lovely. There is such delicacy, tenderness and sweetness to each bird. You have created a really wonderful piece.

holly aka golly said...

Elizabeth, thank you for your kind note. have a lovely weekend!

Carol said...

I love looking at your work!

Susan aka Suzula said...

Have loved your work since the first time I saw it in a treasury on Etsy. But, "Covey No. 1" is by far my all time favorite!!!

Mimi Favre said...

Fabulous. You are full of surprises!

holly aka golly said...

You all make me smile! Thank you for visiting!

helicopter6 said...

Just stunning. I love this composition, and the way you depict birds throughout your work. I have a bit of a 'thing' for the stillness of birds, especially birds on their backs!

holly aka golly said...

; ) me too! thank you for your kind note. I'm reading a book right now about the history of natural history museums. It is called Stuffed Animal and Pickled Heads.

helicopter6 said...

I am now searching for a copy of Stuffed Animal and Pickled Heads (it's all your fault)!! This kind of reading material is right down my alley. Thanks so much for the reference.

holly aka golly said...

Just in case...

http://www.amazon.com/Stuffed-Animals-Pickled-Heads-Evolution/dp/0195163362/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1283302584&sr=1-1

Therese said...

Are you familiar with the artist Helen Gregory? She's from Newfoundland and paints in acrylics, but is interested in the same themes. This painting in particular reminded me of her. Nice work!

holly aka golly said...

Therese: Thank you for introducing me to her work. We are surely kindred spirits!