Stormy Feather Original Oil Painting
In “Stormy Feather”, the white and black feathered kite, one wing projecting powerfully with the other at rest, perches with intensity as if having spotted its prey. This dramatic bird, rendered in oil paint on canvas, projects an air of leadership and initiative, almost as if guiding and directing the elements of its surroundings. The clouds in the distance roil with dark, majestic energy, juxtaposed above their shadowed companions of mountains along the horizon. Like others of its cousins can in the animal kingdom, the kite senses the storm coming, though it sits with stillness and confidence on its perch, a tall branch long dead from the desert sun, a perfect lookout above the brush below. Though birds will often take flight as a storm approaches, this kite, rendered in impasto, has timed his hunt well, and knows that nature’s fury is still well in the distance. Just as the bird radiates this confidence, expressed in this original artwork in bold brushstrokes, so too can we maintain a sense of courage and determination within ourselves. Beneath the kite, the gold and amber wildflower blooms of the late summer Mojave Desert brush stand out in bright contrast to the coming tempest, symbolizing hope that shines through in times of turmoil. We all know that storms can come at any time, but we are confident enough to face them. Just like the runner is always ready with one foot poised to run, the raptor is ready to take flight with its outstretched wing, as if saying “I’m just waiting for the right moment”. They both know that anything could happen; a storm could come, or the runner’s start could be faulty, but the target is to reach the winning point. If you are lacking encouragement, look to the example of the Kite. It knows the storm is on the way, but it is ready to hunt and fly forward with its black and white wings.
The 36 x 36-inch oil painting will give you extra energy and motivation whenever you look at this original artwork with its energetic and marvelous colors and elements. Some say that the Kite symbolizes wisdom, supernatural power, confidence, thoughtfulness, and independence. This bird, rendered in oil painting on canvas, expresses the same wisdom and energy. The colors of the painting are so vibrant that they will fit any wall color or any room in your house. The colors of the composition, dappled and brushed into the canvas throughout the painting – vibrant, deep, and soft – so that the brush strokes and colors fit any wall, room in your house, office, antechamber, foyer, or personal viewing area. Wildlife artist Allison Richter’s oil painting can be hung frameless for a contemporary look or can be framed for a personalized look. The versatility of the painting will go well in any space, including your reading room, drawing room, living room, family room, dining room, office, bedroom, study, salon, common room, meeting room, entertainment area, den, and many more, including your personal art collection. Wherever you place this original oil painting on canvas with impasto, the contrast of light and darkness and the texture of the artwork will help revitalize your inner confidence.
In the same way, the Kite in this painting is just like Hedwig: Smart and intelligent. It understands when to take a risk and when to wait for the right moment. The artist created an amazing painting to motivate her and us using a brush and oil paints.
Just as other birds, such as Hedwig, the Mockingjay, the phoenix, and the raven have inspired other forms of art – in mythology, literature, and movies – representing freedom, nobility, intelligence, and bravery, the kite knows instinctively when to take a risk and when to pause and wait for the right moment to seize their opportunity. The artist Allison Richter has created an amazing painting filled with both emotional and technical feats through her motivation to display her inner thoughts through brush and oil paint, reflective of these ideas.
August 19, 2022