Blog Header Art


After a trip to Mile Square Park, seeing the Canada geese up close, I decided to do a goose girl theme painting.   The version I chose for my blog is painted with acrylic paint, Burnt Umber and Burnt Sienna colors, thinned down for a washy effect, on a white gesso surface.    The other version is watercolor with black pen outlines on watercolor paper. 

I personally like the painterly effects and emotion of version 1.  I’ve included a close-up of some of the birds.   Enjoy!

“Ideas are like stars; you will not succeed in touching them with your hands.  But like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you chose them as your guides, and following them you will reach your destiny.”  ~ Carl Schurz



About Wings of Wonder

Linda Ruddy is a creative and she works in a variety of materials including pencils, paints, paper, porcelain and fabric. Her current projects involve hand-sewn bookbinding, children's book illustrating, and writing. In 2010, two of her paintings were published in the Saddleback College literary magazine, The Wall. In the past, she has received recognition for painting and doll making. Linda lives in California with her husband and family pet. Her new blog can be found Please visit often to see how the site develops. Following the muse, Linda Ruddy
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2 Responses to Blog Header Art

  1. robin says:

    I love these pieces, and the quote, Linda. The expression on the face of the girl in the watercolor especially speaks to me. She looks to be so completely in the moment, blissfully taking in the geese in flight. What a pleasure! Thank you for sharing them.

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