Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Dove Love

Close ups


Acrylic on 8x10 moleskin paper.
This is for the Flying Moleskin project.

This is my entry into Camille LaRue Olsen's moleskin. Her theme is Peace. Hope you like it, Camille!

James Parker did a fine white dove as part of his beautiful entry. I have to second the motion (emotion). So I painted my version.The mourning dove...a very peaceable creature, indeed.

Words that, to me, describe one of my favorite birds, the dove....muted colors...soft cooing call...vulnerable and completely non-threatening.

This will soon be coming to you, Vern.

Genesis 8:11 When the dove returned to him in the evening, there in its beak was a freshly plucked olive leaf! Then Noah knew that the water had receded from the earth.


20 comments:

  1. Oh I love this painting Dean! I have dozens of families of doves around my house - including the mourning doves - they are so gentle and beautiful.

    So would you consider teaching an on-line class? If you ever do - sign me up ;-)

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  2. These birds are exquisite Dean, Camille will love it...beautiful palette too!

    I really like your rose too...it was a lovely tribute.

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  4. Bravo pour cette splendide peinture reflétant à merveille le thème de la paix et aussi de la liberté.
    Vous avez parfaitement bien réussi à capter le regard de ces chers êtres.
    J'avais dans ma propriété une volière avec des colombes et des tourterelles. Un jour, m'étant aperçue depuis un bout de temps que des tourterelles sauvages rôdaient autour de la volière, j'ai ouvert la porte. Elles ont hésité à sortir et puis hop, tout doucement à leur rythme elles ont trouvé la liberté. Elles se sont envolées mais jamais très loin de la propriété. Depuis, elles viennent et repartent avec leurs invités! pour se nourrir des graines que je continue à leur distribuer.
    Vraiment très belle peinture que vous nous présenter.

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  5. This is STRIKING, Dean... The subtle palette is perfect for the mood you were trying to convey. I'm in awe...

    -Don

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  6. They really live and breath, Dean! They are so absolutely anatomically perfect, and the Biblical connection will always be part of a painting like this!

    Thank you for the lovely Mother's Day roses!

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  7. I definitely love these doves! Perfect for Camille's theme. The soft, muted colors are wonderful!

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  8. Oh so beautiful Dean! These doves with their sorrowful cry are one of my favorite too. You did an awesome job capturing their delicate and precious nature.

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  9. Fantastic job, my friend. Love the soft muted colors and their sweet faces.

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  10. This is so very beautiful, Dean. You are such a gifted painter, so full of love. Great scripture verse for this piece.

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  11. Love the soft, muted colors and composition in this one.
    Faye

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  12. great,its very nice work.take care ben.

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  13. very nice and well done Dean. It certainly satisfies the theme.
    In answer to your question on my blog. No I did not receive your messages. Please resubmit and lets see what happens.

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  14. Dean, your doves are beautifully done and have such a sense of serenity. It is wonderful that you did the pair, too.

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  15. Absolutely beautiful and peaceful Dean! And those incredible colours. You are so darned good with animals, especially birds!

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  16. I agree with everyone, this is just lovely. Love the muted colors, gives it a soft and delicate feel.

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  17. Really nice, Dean. You did such a good job on the feathers and their sweet faces!

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  18. Dean, this is one of your best paintings...I especially like the way you rendered the feathers!

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