I love how nature unexpectedly mixes complementary colors. The male eastern bluebird is just spectacular. The blue and orange combination is so unexpected and brilliant.
This little painting is ready to hang and will be available to bid on DailyPaintworks starting at 7 am PST, April 26th…Just click on the photo to take you to the auction.
Thank you, Stanka…you remind me that as artists, we all have the same struggles, the same thought processes. It’s a difficult occupation, the constant struggle with the self, the ego, the fear, the doubt, but also the joy and fulfillment. I wouldn’t have it any other way. A little less doubt, maybe, but like you said, we need it…in small doses.
Right now, my 10 year old son has an obsession with red foxes…he’s done reports on them, studies them online, reads books about them from the library…needless to say, there is a lot of fox reference around lately, and his enthusiasm is wearing off! Hence, “The Rogue”…I remember growing up on the farm with chickens, foxes were a constant threat. But my dad would never try to shoot them. He just put chicken wire on top of the pen, and framed right down into the ground so the foxes couldn’t get in. He is an animal lover, through and through.
5″ x 7″ oil on hardboard
I have always been fascinated with owls. They have this otherworldly silence, this innate wisdom in their being, that is palpable when you see them.
Native Americans associated the owl with wisdom, foresight and keepers of ancient knowledge with powers of prophecy. In other cultures, they are said to be guardians of the underworld and keepers of the dead. However you choose to see them, they are beautiful and mystical and a wonderful painting subject.
I’ve been experimenting a lot with colour, texture, and different mediums in my paintings recently, and here is my newest playful piece. Up for bid on DailyPaintworks starting March 27, 7:00 am Pacific Time…
“Starfish Blue” ~ 4″ x 6″ watercolour, pen and ink
A companion piece to “Treasure from the Sea”… a colourful starfish, caressed by the gentle surf, brilliant colours gleaming.
Up for bid on DailyPaintworks, link becomes active Monday, March 17th, 7 am Pacific tiime
Treasure from the Sea ~ 4″ x 6″ watercolor, pen and ink
at Daily Paintworks…link will become active on March 9, 7am Pacific time
The Pacific Ocean is of great concern right now, in the aftermath of Fukishima, will these beautiful creatures be nothing but myth in the future? I hope to preserve their beauty for future generations who may never get to see them.
For those of you who are new to my blog, I’d like to share this interview I did that was featured on ArtPromotivate:
http://www.artpromotivate.com/2012/12/tahirih-goffic-painting-through-life.html. It was a fun opportunity.
I apologize to anyone who has been paying attention! My blog has been a bit schizophrenic over the last few days…just trying on different themes to see which works best. I think I’ll stick with this one for now…what do you think?
Also, if you’re interested, I am just in the process from moving over to wordpress from my Blogger Blog, which I have had for years. It has a lot more posts and art on it…it’s at http://tahirihsblog.blogspot.com.