Columba Pacis, Peace Pigeon. This feral/wild-type blue check beauty illustrates that pigeons are anything but "common." Her iridescent violet and emerald throat shines, and her blue-gray feathers are saturated rich color contrasted with crisp white and subtle neutrals. Her coral red feet clutch a branch embellished with leaves and olives. She spreads her wings against a clear blue morning sky with hazy clouds, and clutches a gold ribbon. Set in a thick gold leaf plein air frame.
This highly detailed piece is part of my series of stylized and embellished bird portraits, which encourage the viewer to contemplate the value we place on individual animal lives.
SIZE: painting is 12x12, frame measures 18x18 inches
MEDIA: acrylic painting on panel, varnished, framed. Ready to display, with hanging wire attached.