May 2012 Juried Invitational Exhibition
This painting of the Florida Scrub Jay was inspired by another one of Larry Bakers wonderful photo capture He has a wonderful gift of capturing the life and soul of our fine feathered friends and I am thankful for his kindness in letting me use these photos as a reference for painting… This one was done with watercolor, acrylic and color pencils on an 6 × 8 inch watercolor arches board.
p.s. I tried to use the juice from a blueberry for painting however it just did not work(lol)….

The Scrub Jay totem teaches lessons of adaptation to situations and learning quickly with a high intelligence. They give access to memories long forgotten and show how to bring them into awareness. The Scrub Jay shows how to balance the feelings and emotions. Awareness is only part of the transition, the other part is finding heart-centered compassion. Bold and inquisitive the Scrub Jay has a penchant for investigating, adapting and learning new ideas and concepts. Their creative intelligence uncovers sacred interconnections with all things. Mental growth aids spiritual growth…..

The Florida Scrub Jay one of Florida’s friendliest songbirds, as well as one of its most threatened. In 1987, the situation was serious enough that the Florida scrub jay was classified as a threatened species due to much of its natural habitat being developed into agricultural and urban use. The ideal scrub jay habitat is oaks with sparse vegetation. As the scrub jay habitat becomes more scarce, the birds are seemingly able to adapt, and to live in recreational and residential regions as long as some scrub, open or green areas exist nearby.

Painting is a passion of mine. It brings me great happiness to be able to share my art with others and I hope that as you view my work the pleasure I felt in creating it comes through loud and clear. Art created from the heART…

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  • Donna Keevers Driver
    Donna Keevers ...over 2 years ago

    Great work, Robin! :D Well done!

  • Thanks so much Donna:)

    – Robin Monroe

  • Donna19
    Donna19over 2 years ago

    Sis this is so pretty. I am partial to blues and if it is water I am there anyway. Just lovely work. xoxo
    Oh and Larry’s work was just ok…………..

  • I’m a blue person too, love water, the sky and of course the blue birds(smile)….. I love Larry’s photos and this one was an excellent capture of this beautiful bird and a wonderful reference for my painting….Thanks sis, glad you like, was such a joy to paint:)

    – Robin Monroe

  • Stormey
    Stormeyover 2 years ago

    Awesome work. Your painting are beautiful. : ) – Sheila

  • Thank you so much Sheila:)

    – Robin Monroe

  • Donna19
    Donna19over 2 years ago

    LOL was just joking about Larry’s capture. It is fab…

  • yes it is, and it was key to bringing this fabulous painting to life(smile):) LOL… I figured such sis for I know your heart and you were just making me feel good about my painting because you love me(smile)…

    – Robin Monroe

  • John Fish
    John Fishover 2 years ago

    just delightful. I love the colors and style

  • Thank you so much John:)

    – Robin Monroe

  • labaker
    labakerover 2 years ago

    I am so happy I’ve met such a kind loving spirit most importantly, then there is your talent for art which always makes me smile, especially when you chose one of my photos which you are welcome to anytime, this one is winner, looks perfect! Thanks for doing it :))

  • aawww your making me blush, beet red(smile)…and I’m happy to met you too wing man and I thank you for letting me use your photos…so glad you like, it was such a joy to paint…thanks again my friend:)

    – Robin Monroe

  • Kim McClain Gregal
    Kim McClain Gr...over 2 years ago

    Beautifully done!

  • Thank you so much Kim:)

    – Robin Monroe

  • Kate Adams
    Kate Adamsover 2 years ago

    Lovely work Robin!!

  • Hi Kate, thanks so much my friend:)

    – Robin Monroe

  • Alison Pearce
    Alison Pearceover 2 years ago

    An absolutely delightful piece!!

  • Thanks so much Alison:)

    – Robin Monroe

  • Anouk Westerdijk
    Anouk Westerdijkover 2 years ago

    FEATURED on may 6th, 2012

  • wow, thank you so very much Moreath for this honor, it is truly appreciated:)

    – Robin Monroe

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