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Domicile by kellymckernan Domicile by kellymckernan
This is "Domicile" for the upcoming Neighbors show at Young Blood Gallery, opening December 3rd. It measures 12" x 16" and was painted in watercolor.

The idea of the show was to portray our neighbors. As I don't quite interact with my neighbors, I thought to make my piece about what I see outside my living room window. My husband and I love feeding the birds in our yard, and we have a beautiful birch tree that we hang our feeders on. Of the birds, we have a large family of cardinals. I'm always in awe of their coloring, especially the female. Also their devotion to one another - how the male feeds the female when they're mating and when they have babies, the male feeds the chicks. Furthermore, there is a wild rose bush that is entwined with the birch tree, hence the roses.
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hoshicho Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012   Traditional Artist
Wonderful work and details :love:
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elyadthepain Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so beautiful ...
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ashka-klm Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
loooovvee this ;0
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Faridnite Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
wow - this is amazing work
all your work is :)
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Katherine-Dae Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012   General Artist
Great style artwork! As well as the others actually.
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Haalu Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
featured in my journal :) [link]
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bigrhonda55 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011
i love the use of negative space in this piece, very apeasing to the eye.
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LlehNevaeh Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011
this is it, girl
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mrcup Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I like the birch. Did you paint around the branches or erase them out with bleach?

What does your cat think of the birds?
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kellymckernan Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! I painted around the branches. I don't use bleach anymore and I stopped tea staining paper since I found that some pieces began showing spots of mold... :(

The cats LOVE the birds. :D
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