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Maggie Posing
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Maggie Posing
A neighborhood Magpie in our Yard, just off our deck

By Evergreen, Colorado Artist Barb Adkins

Magpies hardly ever hold still. They go where they want, when they want. They are a big bird and don't sit quietly to wait their turn. They are so big and gorgeous. When the sun catches their blue wings it is such an intense blue in color. It is so hard to see what they really look like because they are always off to the next escapade. At a feeder they just charge in. All the little feeder birds just scatter to get out of their way. They are too big and heavy to stay on our feeder. They jump off to strut on our deck rail, then down to the bird bath for a drink and off. I had been trying to get a good picture to paint. Before you can get the camera, they are off again. Finally, I got him! This guy posed a few feet off our deck, turned his head to say....... Well, Hurry up with the picture, Will you! He lingered just long enough for me to get him and then was gone. The sun was brightly shining with filtered light in the trees behind him. His posed body in front of the mass of trees, with the sunlight in the branches farther back, was magical.

Acrylic on Pine 10" x 12" x 7/8"
The 7/8" edge of this painting is painted as a Gallery Edge, painted to match and compliment the picture. It may also be framed in a Silhouette Frame that will show off the Gallery Painted Edge. I like to paint the edges as part of the picture to give you a choice of how to hang it. When you are coming into a room or down a hall the effect is to give a color visual of something to see that is different or unexpected, rather than the regular edge of wood frame.
It may be framed or hung on the wall as is.

Maggie Posing was accepted in the Juried Show, Pets to Predators, Center for the Arts in Evergreen, CO.

She was also accepted in the Evergreen Arts Association Juried show, Birds of Evergreen, at the Main Steet Gallery, Evergreen, CO.

Gallery Edge, Silhouette Frame, Triple Color Coordinated Archival Mats to enhance the color work in the piece. Walnut Framed size is 25" x 21". $725.00

Giclees on high end archival paper or Canvas are available. Please call for sizes and pricing.
Media: Acrylic on Pine,
Size: 25" x 21" Gallery Edge, Silhouette Frame, Custom Walnut Frame, Triple Archival Mats
Currently displayed at: Evergreen, CO
This piece is available
Tagged: Birds
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