Blue Bird  by Carrie Glenn

….Of Happiness

12″ × 36″ Acrylic and Oil Pastel on Canvas

How the waiting countryside thrills with joy when Bluebird brings us the first word of returning spring. Reflecting heaven from his back and the ground from his breast, he floats between sky and earth like the winged voice of hope.
- WL Dawson, Birds of Ohio, 1903

Here’s my original as it is currently matted and framed

Close up of painting…

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Carrie Jackson is an internationally collected American artist, creator and visionary. Carrie creates artwork for a variety of commercial clients as well as private commissions. Carrie is most passionate about painting but she has also developed extensive abilities in drawing, sculpting, woodworking, upholstery, interior design, graphic design, calligraphy, writing and more.

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  • pinkyjain
    pinkyjainabout 5 years ago

    So very lovely

  • Thanks Pinky!!! :D

    – Carrie Glenn

  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyabout 5 years ago

    Obviously the blue bird of happiness Carrie! So charming, I love the huge wingspread as if we could all find shelter underneath its wings! Wouldn’t that be grand?! Beautiful painting!

  • Aaah…yes…the blue bird that brings up happiness, it is here!…and we can all rest under it’s wings. That’s lovley…thank you so much for your kind words! Take care!!

    – Carrie Glenn

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeabout 5 years ago

    So gentle and beautiful. Gorgeous work my friend.

  • Hi Bunny!!! Thank you so very much. Take care..xoxo!! :D

    – Carrie Glenn

  • dani05
    dani05about 5 years ago

    I agree, very gentle and has a calming effect on me, stunning piece!

  • Hey Dani, it’s great to hear from you! Oh thank you so much. That’s really what this piece is all about, so it’s great to hear it’s coming through. Take care my friend. ;)

    – Carrie Glenn

  • Astrid Strahm
    Astrid Strahmabout 5 years ago

    Love this Carrie… specially the stainy background… would you tell me how you did it?

  • Thanks Astrid!!! (Yes, just play around with watered down acrylics)

    – Carrie Glenn

  • Anthony Hedger Photography
    Anthony Hedger...about 5 years ago

    Hey Carrie, what a sweet painting this is so lovely. She MUST be in our story?

  • Thank you dear….I’m so glad you like her. Perhaps! ;)

    – Carrie Glenn

  • kathibook
    kathibookabout 5 years ago

    Really stunning!! Beautiful in it’s simplicity….and I don’t mean it was easy to draw! I love the treatment in the background. I could see this over a bed in a room with crisp white sheets and curtains. It’s very soft and calming.

  • Thank you, yes the background is very understated, but if you look background is actually a forest. Look closer and you’ll see the trees have birch tree markings and the top stain marks are the tree tops. :) ….great idea by the way…I may have to do that!!! xoxo

    – Carrie Glenn

  • micklyn
    micklynabout 5 years ago

    Love kathibook’s comment, this is lovely and would be perfect above a bed, especially the format you’ve chosen ( :

  • Hi Micklyn! ;) Yeah that’s a great idea, I can definitely see that. Wonderful thoughts, thanks so much for your comment!

    – Carrie Glenn

  • Kenny Gulley Jr.
    Kenny Gulley Jr.about 5 years ago

    ooooOOOOO this is very interesting. unusual
    great meaning and coupling w/the words of dawson

  • Thanks!! Yes I carefully chose that one…. I’m glad you appreciate it too. Hope you’re having a wonderful Wednesday!

    – Carrie Glenn

  • Lisa  Jewell
    Lisa Jewellalmost 5 years ago

    truly beautiful…

  • Thanks Lisa…that means a lot! ;)

    – Carrie Glenn

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