Peruvian Bird Whistle
Oil on linen on MDF
This is not a pipe. It's a bird whistle. You put water in it and when you blow through it it makes a nosie like a bird. I thought it would be easy to paint. It wasn't. They say that if you keep a green bough in your heart the singing bird will come. While I was painting this a gangly pukeko * came up to the open door and squawked at me. Then I came down with Man-Flu... So much for Zen philosophy...
*(big NZ bird that looks like it was drawn by Dr Zuess)