SWALLOWS ABOVE THE GRASS FIELDS ACRYLICS ON CEDAR W/RED OAK FRAME SUMMER 2019
Sadly, it’s about the time that the swallows begin their migration south for the winter and they will be missed. My favorite image is watching them soar above the fields of grain, presumably catching insects. They are such magnificent masters of flight. This painting is the third installment of my Snapshot Series; a series of small paintings highlighting some of our favorite small birds. I made the frame out of red oak using pegged, hand-joined, mortise-and-tenon construction methods. I used the Japanese technique (shou-sugi-ban) of charring and oiling the oak to finish the frame.