Pigeon Symphony

Sometimes, the feel is just so strong that makes it easy when I do a painting. This was one of them. The reference photo (below) is a favourite photo of mine which I took whilst on a backpacking trip to East Europe with 2 good friends. We were in Krakow's Rynek Glowny Grand Square, the largest medieval town square in Europe. The pigeons were so much a part of the hustle and bustle of this lovely place. I especially like how they sat around the fountain enjoying the cool flowing waters, a parallel congregation to us happy human beings also gathered at this great square conversing, relaxing, observing, idling or generally enjoying the life and great atmosphere here.

The way the pigeons positioned at this rounded fountain also reminds me of an audience listening intently at a concert arena, except in this case they are attending a "fountain symphony" with music courtesy of the rhythmic white waters. With so much feel, the colours just came naturally that I can't even explain my method, if there was one at all. Perhaps they are an expression of the music that I imagined the pigeons were listening to.

Title: Pigeon Symphony (O3)
Description: Pigeons enjoying the flowing fountain waters at Krakow's Rynek Glowny Square. 2006.Medium: Oil on Ready-to-Hang Canvas.Dimensions: 60 x 50cm.

Price: SOLD.

Print available for purchase at my artfire shop.

trudy said...
the colours are really unique in that painting, what was your inspiration?
jeffrey said...

Well done! Lovely

sharon mau said...
this is a fabulous painting, very beautiful work.

Other works on East Europe:

Title: Window Display (A2)
Description: An enchanting window display of a lady in red at a Budapest shop. 2005.
Medium: Acrylic on Panel (flat).
Dimensions: 41 x 33cm.
Price: SOLD.

Title: Krakow Bell Tower (A4)
Description: Reach for the gigantic bell at Krakow's Bell Tower! 2006.
Medium: Acrylic on Panel (flat).
Dimensions: 40 x 30cm.
Price: SOLD.

Title: Zakopane Hut I & II (SA22, SA23)
Description: At Poland's Tatra Mountains where I find the triangular shape of the huts most interesting. 2008.

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