Tuesday, April 30, 2013

JEANNE ILLENYE Blue Jay Feather

Approx. 4x3 inches
oil
After weathering quite a number of Midwestern winters, the triplex birdhouse that my father made for us when we relocated here was in rather desperate need of repair. Upon its removal, my husband discovered quite a pleasant surprise inside the top floor — a ceiling lined completely with brilliant Bluejay feathers! Retrieving one which had fallen out, I chose to introduce it as the subject of this painting as a reminder of the countless little House Sparrows who were born under its colorful roof.
jeanneillenye@sbcglobal.net
 

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