Paging Dr. Floyd Falafel! I have a theory on why you see – or at least I see – so many art pieces of birds. They are symbolic and hold special meaning for so many things, usually the human spirit. Today’s painting is of a special visitor, a purple finch, at the hospital window of a patient and his wife, who is my friend. She named her frequent and chatty visitor Dr. Floyd Falafel and today’s painting is for her and healing and the human spirit!
What do you call a group of finches? Why, yes! A group of finches is called a charm and I think that’s really sweet. One of my good artist friends always had a couple of finches in a cage in his studio space. They have these rather unique chirps, sounds like wood creaking or something like that. They were cute little fellas and so a charm of finches sounds rather fitting.
This time, I painted with acrylics. Painting with them makes it much easier to work on a larger scale because the drying time is greatly reduced. I love painting with oils, but they do get muddy and take a while longer to dry. Each has their own positives and negatives but I believe oils have the advantage. They are sumptuous and romantic. Acrylics are immediate and fun. They are the cheap date of paints!