Yesterday we saw the summer tanager again, first time since last summer. Just the female! where is her red mate? Unusual coloration of these birds places the male in all red with snappy black wings and the female in olive gold. Maybe she is just visiting us for a summer mountain retreat and leaves him home with the kids? Maybe he is very shy and he is here but we don't see him. Be on the lookout! he is around somewhere! Here she is bathing:
Here she is with her mate in a lovely, lively painting by Angela Moulton. Love this kind of brushwork!!
Dynamic piece of art showing the male, by Ande Hall. I am not sure about the medium, maybe be mixed media.
Male summer tanager by Sreya Gupta, just awesome!
Earlier this year I painted a portrait of Red Bird, or Zitkala-sa, an activist for women's rights in the early twentieth century. She fought for the right to vote, and after 1920 she continued to fight because minority women did not win this right. She was operative in helping pass many bills to help American Indians.
I sent it to Spoonflower and had them print it on cotton.That was a story in itself, because of Covid 19 there was little customer service to help me with sizing and I finally gave up with trying to get help from them and sent it on with the sizing that I "guessed" would work. Plus it took 4 weeks instead of the usual 1 to one and half weeks. But I understand that... But the top row of diagonals was bisected so I had to make a new top row for the fiber version.
I have always been an artist and with art quilts I have found a way to combine my two loves of painting and textiles.