Some background on the subject matter for this painting....I drew my first weathervane about 5 or 6 years ago on a linoleum block. It was surrounded by a tornado and tiny bird getting whisked around. At that point in time I had moved from apartment to house to apartment in Clemson approximately six times. It was a crazy whirlwind of school, graduation, boxes, packing and unpacking. So much was happening that the block never got carved & it still sits on a stack of woodblocks in the corner of my studio.
Finally, I settled into my final & favorite place for four years until relocating to Texas. Finding somewhere that felt like home was (and is) very important to me. The weathervane is a symbol of that, pointing in every direction the wind blows, guiding the way home. After settling down in San Antonio, the weathervane once again made its way into a small mixed media piece in 2012, now hanging in the nursery of a sweet friend. For my current painting, I wanted it to appear more realistic so it took a bit of sketching to get it right. Below are a few shots of the work in progress.
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