Thursday, March 27, 2014

Shrike for Art Exhibition

This Shrike was painted by Mariusz Szmerdt for an exhibition he plans on entering. I have titled it myself as, "In Anticipation of Spring" The bird looks chilled and the grasses are dried and withered, but there is a feeling of the spring to come in the near future.

To complement the title and feeling I had when first seeing the painting was to have the Ichimonji and Chumawashi to reflect fall with an orange and gold, while the light green Ten/Chi is the hint of spring. It is completed with a Nashichi Jikusaki and a Uguisu (Dark Green) hanging string.

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