Today I switched back to the bird painting, which I’ve titled Game Over. I mixed color and started placing the patterns in the rooster pheasant’s tail.

I’ve been trying to think of a sentence or two for my artist’s statement, that could succinctly suggest the driving force behind the images. Considering “This series is to hunting what Flannery O’Connor’s A Good Man Is Hard To Find is to Love Story.” Too subtle?

Or “Imagine Garden & Gun or Field & Stream with Sylvia Plath as Editor-in-Chief.” Too obvious?

In a heartening development, two of my paintings were chosen for SCAA’s National Juried Art Exhibition. Awards Reception is January 25th from 6-8pm, at the Mable House Arts Center. Nice start to the year. If I get lucky and bring home prize money, I’ll really be chuffed.