Friday, September 26, 2014

Georgia Brown Thrasher

©A.K.SIMON - Georgia Brown Thrasher - 8"x8" oil on linen

The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship.

This quote best describes my artist statement. Life is about relationships as is art. Everything finds value in relating to something else. Where would we be without our friends, family and acquaintances. Where would orange be without blue, red without green, yellow without purple. And that is why I enjoy blogging and sharing my paintings.

Sorry that this painting doesn't give justice to the size of the thrasher. It's huge in comparison to some of the other birds.

More about the brown thrasher: Brown thrasher video
Georgia's governor first proclaimed the brown thrasher (Toxostoma rufum) as the state bird in 1935, and it was finally recognized by the Geogia legislature as the official state bird in 1970 (at the request of the Garden Clubs of Georgia).
The brown thrasher is a large bird (almost a foot in length) with a long, curved bill and a very long tail. It has two prominent white wing bars, a rich brown color on its top side, and a creamy white breast heavily streaked with brown.

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