The Gathering – new Painting from the Pigeon Series (WIP)
January 1, 2010
I promised you some update on my next painting project. Here it is The Gathering – first wip of the progress of this painting. This time I changed to a vertical format and I decided to go with a red underpainting due to the nature of the new work – a rather dark colour palette.
The models here are Willy, Joey and Emma, the mother of Willy and Joey. Willy and Joey were the first pigeon babies to be “born” on our balcony – both were very sweet and it was a new experience in my life which I never would have missed. You can read about this all in the Pigeon Tales.
The face that is shown here is Willy, a very sweet pigeon with a white cap and white wing feathers. He is also still living on our balcony with Winnie, his mate and sister. Yet currently he is very sick with a PMV (paramyxovirus) infection and hospitalized inside of our appartment. I only can hope that he will recovery completely one day again and join his mate again…
Our pigeons are currently my greatest inspiration. To really show their personalities, their beauty, intelligence and mystic power is the intent of this series.
a truly HAPPY NEW YEAR to everyone!!!!