"Running From the Sun"
As you may have noticed I like to paint birds, one for their obvious beauty, but two I believe birds in a lot of ways define a place or setting. Sure there are many elements of a place that make that place unique, but birds are usually the most visible/audible part of this. The Roadrunner is one of my favorite birds and one that is relatively new to me. I first saw one in the desert of Terlingua, TX and have ever since been fascinated with this fast ground bird. I'd like to think this painting represents a sense of urgency that the roadrunner feels in getting to its nest before sundown and the icey cold air of the desert sets in. (Large wooden framing 2x3Feet)