Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Birds of a Feather

cardinals on sumac 2

Here's my entry this week for The Three Muses. Thankfully we are out of January.  It has been so dreary around here.  It's hard to find much color outside.  I'm drawn to the sumac plant any time of the year, but especially now.  It's deep red hues stand out against the snowy landscape.  The beautiful cardinals are always a treat for the eyes. 

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14 comments:

WrightStuff said...

Ah yes, spring is but a few weeks away! This is lovely and warms me up just looking! I've noticed the birds are singing a lot more these days too.

Diane said...

Tammy, I'm always so impressed by your creativity!

Astrid Maclean said...

Your cardinal piece is wonderful! Love the soft blue background with the music coming through!

Trisha said...

This piece is so pretty- cardinals always inspire me in the winter. I love that flash of red on a snowy landscape. :)

indybev said...

I played bridge this afternoon at a friend's house where there were 11 cardinals at her birdfeeder! Beautiful splashes of red in an otherwise bleak landscape this time of year! Love your entry. Thanks for joining our challenge.

Lucy said...

I love your cardinals! lovely piece!

Silvia said...

That's wonderful.

Lori Saul said...

Love the elements used in this collage - the brilliant red brings fire to this piece- wonderful art Tammy!

Sandy said...

OMG this is perfect.
Really gorgeous piece of art. Love them.

Marina Huisman said...

Ohh.. wow.. this looks beautiful, I love all the colors. This is a real art piece, well done.

Ozstuff said...

Wow! I have never heard of sumac plants and I have never seen a cardinal at first hand AND it never snows in my part of the planet so it is a real joy to me to see your most beautiful painting and imagining what it must be like to see splashes of red on a frozen landscape.

Elizabeth Golden said...

I really like this piece. Did you know that the Indians used the sumac leaves for wounds and the flower heads to grind and make flour with? I too love the vivid red of this plant. I love how you showed the birds and plants off in your piece. Bravo!

Janny said...

Beautiful!

Catherine said...

Gorgeous! Love the sumac - and the beautiful cardinals! I so miss the cardinals, so seeing them here is a real treat! Love the color combinations you used - very pretty!

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