"A Bird in Hand"
Oil on Canvas, 12" x 24"
My sister gave me this Buddha figurine many years ago. He sits in my orchid planter and for some time I have wanted to set up a still life with him as the main character. He has a very sweet expression on his face as he holds a blue bird in his hand. I lit him from above and the red fabric brings a nice backdrop. The bamboo stems came into play later in the painting and help offset the red. I was happy to have "A Bird in Hand" accepted into the Federation of Canadian Artists' Victoria Chapter, Fall Show 2015.