The first painting (above) is created using organic material and paint. I loved the result of this, however, it did pose a problem when the organic matter decayed, so I removed the leaves, which left an interesting impression. I then printed fresh leaves on the paper using a few different colours.
I was aiming for a contemporary, whimsical scene. The colours I chose contrast well, and although the doves only occupy a small part of the painting, one can get an idea of the lush tree they occupy.
The two doves in the painting perch on the same branch every evening and they sleep there until dawn. When it rains, they huddle together in the same spot for protection. In the afternoons I often watch them sit together, content in their companionship.
DOVE LOVE.© A sweeter love does not exist, Except that of the wooing doves. Side by side, the twain does sit, Cosy in the leafy boughs. Serene in such companionship As if only the two of them exist. Their sweet souls united And encircled in eternal love. - Caroline Street.
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