Saturday, February 2, 2008

There I go again

Looking East
colored pencil on paper
9 x 7 inches
copyright 2007 by Ann Thompson Nemcosky

Welcome back to my identity crisis. I actually think I really have it right this time though. So what is 'Blue Bird Hill'? It's a name I had a while back for an e-business. I no longer have that e-business but after some very good advice I decided to retain the name. And I do still have some things tied to the 'Blue Bird Hill' name. Plus I kind of like it.

Which got me thinking, yes again, about the name I have on this blog and what I hope it to become and reasoned that this is now "Blue Bird Hill' for me. It's about where I live and the fact that bluebirds are somewhat rare and elusive in nature. They have very particular nesting habits. It's all about location. Bluebirds, I have heard, prefer nesting in houses of just the right size that are placed precisely at the edges of fields and wooded areas. We were fortunate enough to attract a pair of bluebirds to a nesting box in our yard one spring.

The drawing above is a re-posting of this image. It's also the image I used to get my header. One of the things that interests me about landscapes, besides the qualities of light and color, is the edges. Where grassy fields meet wooded areas and the shapes of the land that are found there. Hope you don't mind seeing it again.


Anonymous said...

Your trees are so full of life and the colors are stunning.

Sherry Pierce Thurner said...

I really like colored pencil, and yours is beautiful.

Belinda Lindhardt said...

Beautiful artwork Ann and i like the name :)

joanieART said...

Ann, this colored pencil piece is gorgeous, really evokes the scene, not just in skill, but in the spirit of the place.

quirkyartist said...

Beautiful cool colours. Edges interest me too. Did you see the link on my blog about 3 posts ago to Peter O'Doherty. I LOVE the way he does edges.

Ann said...

Thank you all for your comments and encouragement!
Wendy - I went back and looked at that link again. Thanks for sharing it, he does have awesome paintings with very interesting edges.

Joan Y said...

Wow Ann, this is just beautiful. I visited your website and was enthralled by your colored pencil drawings. My jaw literally dropped! Thanks so much for sharing!


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