56/101 Inspire Bird

Circles…… bit of a theme at the moment ……….. and birds. Love the colours on this

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  1. Ulrike says:

    To Paint a Bird’s Portrait
    Paint first a cage
    with the door open
    next paint
    something pretty
    something simple
    something lovely
    something of use
    to the bird
    then put the canvas near a tree
    in a garden
    in the woods
    or in a forest
    hide behind the tree
    say nothing
    don’t move…
    Sometimes the bird comes quickly
    but it can just as well take many years
    before deciding
    Don’t be disheartened
    wait years if need be
    the pace of the bird’s arrival
    bearing no relation
    to the success of the painting
    When the bird comes
    if it comes
    keep very still
    wait for the bird to enter the cage
    and once it has
    gently shut the door with the brush
    paint out the bars one by one
    taking care not to touch any of the bird’s feathers
    Next paint the tree’s portrait
    choosing the loveliest of its branches
    for the bird
    paint likewise the green leaves and fresh breeze
    the sun’s scintillation
    and the clamor of crickets in the heat of summer
    and then wait until the bird decides to sing
    If the bird does not sing
    that’s a bad sign
    A sign the painting is no good
    but if it sings that’s a good sign
    a sign you can sign.
    Jacques Prévert

    Your bird has such a lovely voice!

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