Wednesday, October 25, 2006


"Seagulls in Repose" 7" x 10 3/4" Watercolor

Seagulls are characters. Living near a major river and not far from the ocean, seagulls are commonly seen creatures in my world. Despite the fact that they eat trash, they give every impression of being very intelligent and always appear to be “up to something.”

In this scene we find our feisty, feathered friends hanging out in what appears to be an urban setting not too far from the coast. Here they act as though every bit of human handiwork was contrived solely for their benefit. It is anyone’s guess in what employment of mischief and mayhem these seagulls plan for the remainder of this otherwise peaceful late afternoon.


Anonymous said...

Hi Mike,
This is Jane, Bernie the Buffalo's mom. I love your paintings... am so glad you have kept on painting. I miss our classes with Zoltan. He would love your blog. Willa liked it and told me about it. The seagulls remind me of Cannon Beach. Loved the flowers, too.

Michael said...

Hey, it's good to hear from you Jane! I miss seeing the Bernie paintings during the morning critiques. Have you done any painting lately? I hope all is well in your part of the world!


Jennifer said...

Hey - I don't know which is better! The painting or the commentary. :) Classic, to be sure. Man, this is a fun place to look around!

Excuse me, I've got more art browsing to do. ;)

Michael said...

Haha, actually Jennifer I merely paint the pictures for an excuse to invent commentary. ;)