Doug still has the plein air bug, however, and has been getting up at the crack of dawn to go paint! (ahhhh, that phrase reminds me of my dad who used that often growing up as my mother's name was Dawn! He was such a kidder! "I wake up at the crack of Dawn EVERY morning" he would say!) Monday morning he went out to Farr West and painted this beautiful little piece:
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We walked several blocks west and whistled everywhere (I'm sure everyone was thinking we were seriously crazy) but to no avail. We had a few cockatiels whistle back at us in their own cages but no Nigel was to be found. It was a sad day and we came home with our heads down and looked somber as we stared at Nigel's empty cage. Doug was pretty distraught and Wesley put it on our local "KSL Classified Ads" that we had lost our bird with his picture but to no avail.
About a week later, on a Saturday morning, Doug and I had just gotten back from a Saturday morning errands run, Wesley came and said he had something to show us. He brought us over to his car and opened the door. I thought, "ahh, Wesley has gotten his Dad a new bird." Sure enough, inside the door was a cage and inside the cage was a bird, and wow, this bird also had paint on his feathers! Just. Like. OH MY GOSH, YOU FOUND NIGEL!!
Someone had called Wesley and said "Wesley, we think we have found your bird. He has paint on his feathers!" He had been found in Hooper, a town about 5 miles west of Sunset, clear down by the Great Salt Lake! Their kids thought he had marker on his tail feathers! Wesley said, "nope, it's paint!"
|Nigel - happy to be back!|
So anyway, back to Doug's plein air bug. He had it again this morning so here's what we got to enjoy today!! Doug headed to Huntsville where he painted Fox Point. Call me if you think either of these or both of these paintings would look fabulous on your wall as they're looking for a good home!!
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Have a great evening! Hey, we reached 50,000 hits on my blog! Thank you thank you!! You keep hitting, Doug will keep painting and I'll keep writing!