Old Bird

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Old Bird, 2016
Acrylic on Panel
11″x 14″

I’ve seen this old bird out a little ways off of Stratford Road for years. I finally stopped and took some pics. This old McCormac International has a lot to offer. Having sat in the weeds for years it’s developed a nice coat of green moss. I chose this angle because of the way the sky surrounded the silhouette of the combine. Hopefully there’ll be more of this guy in the future.

Author: Chris Palmen

I’ve been practicing art in one form or another for most of my life and have been painting since about 2003. I do explore other medium but primarily use either acrylic or oil paints.

For me art has always been about the enjoyment of drawing and creating. It’s about challenging my eye, my brain, and my hands to recreate what I am seeing on a two dimensional surface.

So far, my paintings have been influenced by anything resembling old boots. In other words, anything that shows it’s character & history in the cracks and creases caused by use and abuse, weathering and age.

Other than that I paint things that are readily available. Anything around the house that looks interesting enough to keep me painting!