Thursday, August 30, 2012

29 Nested Quintet

29 "Nested Quintet" 8x8 oil on board, copyright Laura Gable
I love the symmetry of the nests built by these little industrious birds. Can you believe the whorls and spirals they achieve by laying down one little bit of weed or twig at a time. Nature's little builders are so amazing. Then to nestle their little bodies down into the downy depths of this pillow of natural materials, making just enough room for the eggs and babies that are soon born.

I had a little fun here with the play of colors, and of course a quartet of eggs nestled inside was just what it needed. The oil paint was loose and creamy today, and the brushes had a delightful time moving it around.

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