Monday, August 16, 2010

Snakes Again



Earlier this summer my nesting box was visited by a large snake. 
The poor little wrens were so agitated and distraught. 
They were no match for such a foe.
We tried to help them but it was too late.
The incident inspired the painting.
Click on the image to see it larger.

13 comments:

RosaMaría said...

wow! that is spectacular! beautiful paint!

Sonia said...

oh no, sad story, poor wrens
but you made the most of it, this painting is breathtaking !

blue china studio said...

I really like the composition of this. Beautiful.

So sorry to hear about the little wrens though.

holly aka golly said...

Thank you all so very much! I hope the wrens will come back again next year. they are so sweet. So chirpy.

hannah said...

it's beautiful...

holly aka golly said...

thanks hannah!

Elizabeth said...

I'm not a huge fan of snakes particularly but you have made this one so lovely!Even if it's intent wrapped around those eggs may be questionable you have captured the essence of "snake" in such a delicate manner. You are a daily inspiration! Thank you for being such a generous artist!

holly aka golly said...

Thank you, Elizabeth, for your kind note!

monkeysalwayslook said...

This is favorite! Snakes are a big part of my life since my husband is a herpetologist and I love this one!

holly aka golly said...

Thank you Allison! Boy, you both have amazing jobs!

Amy Prior said...

love the spots, shapes and colours

Gloria Freshley said...

A truly beautiful painting, Holly!!

Olivia said...

I really liked your first pair of snakes, but I absolutely love this one!