Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Peruvian Bird Whistle

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)

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