Can you guess which bird I chose — and where it was sitting?
Take a look the Miro painting, which I chose to mimic in some way. The caption on the painting explains that during this time period, 1940s, Miro and the family escaped France to avoid the German troops. They took very little, but did take the paintings, which seems to exude the chaotic feeling those difficult times. Notice the plan background.
So, in my illustration, I chose a plain background as well and the power lines on which this bird often perched and sang in the spring on my way to work. So this illustration also represents a time in my life. I spread out the parts, because, at first, when you hear this bird’s song, you look in all directions to find where in the world is he sitting? the sage brush? the maple tree? the fence? Oh– there he is– on the power wires along the road.
Do you see the black eye and beak? the black, white, and grey feathers? The yellow breast? The black stripe on his breast? The faint outline of the bird in the sky? Do you know the bird?
It’s the meadowlark.
Geeky Gramma ~~
Retired Middle School Language Arts/Media Teacher ~~
Writer and Thinker~~
Art from the Heart