A Yellowbilled Hornbill

This is the second of two bird commissions I've done. This was an interesting commission as two very different bird photos were given to be painted. I didn't see these as just bird paintings.The first bird (posted a few weeks ago) was full of color against a bright blue sky, cheerful and representing life at it's fullest. The second bird, black against a grey sky denoted to me despair. I perched him on a dying tree but on his left is a prospering one and to the right is the morning sun rising to denote hope. The birds expression is one of doubt.

My customer will hang these in close proximity. I hope they are seen as a conflct of life more than just two birds. 

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Gene Cevasco

About Gene Cevasco

Retired small business owner.

Have home studio where I paint in oils 2-4 hours daily. For my enjoyment only. Don't sell works. Gifts for family, charity donations, friends or go to storage.

Drawing and painting major at Orange Coast College and Cal State Long Beach.

Board of Directors  ..  Woodlands Art League, TX 

7/13/10  Members in our Art League have suggested that I should sell some works so I have had a change of heart and will exibit some in our gallery here in Texas.  Guess it's better than storing them in the garrage, might pay for some paint and canvas.