Artwork / 2017 / Happy Bird (Eastern Bluebird)

painterly image of an eastern bluebird sitting grasping a branch
Gwenn Seemel
Happy Bird (Eastern Bluebird)
2017
acrylic on panel
6 x 4 inches

Bluebirds are supposed to bring happiness—something I always need, but which is especially important when I am also making works like this one. I often paint animals in order to bring a certain feeling into my life, like with this lion and this mongoose in 2015. For more about the making of this piece, watch this video.