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They Were Like Beacons of Light

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Lindy says: I live in the high desert of central Arizona and there are all kinds of birds around our yard. I love painting them. I'm intrigued by the idea that these feathered friends could be messengers or spirit guides, navigating the vastness of flight, then returning to intimate nests and singing songs of joy. These two yellow birdies have a luminous quality that reminds me of rays of light!

I paint in layers which feature vivid color and texture. Some of my pieces may have up to 10 or 12 layers. They also may get 4 or 5 showers. I often take my paintings and put them under the water faucet to wash some of the paint off when they are semi-dry. I also may sand or scrape into the layers of paint, creating an aged look to my work which I love.
Lindy Gaskill
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Cassie, UncommonGoods

July 17, 2013 10:03:34 AM

Lindy's bright birds are the result of several layers of paint, a few "showers," and sanding and scraping to get the texture just right. Hold your cursor over the image to see the detail in this piece, then let us know whether it has your vote.


July 20, 2013 11:28:40 AM

I really appreciate great artwork and wanted to share it with you.

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July 21, 2013 01:16:55 PM

I love Lindy's use of color and line. Looking at this makes me feel happy.

Kathleen M.
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July 22, 2013 11:13:47 AM

Love the colors...love the feel...makes me happy.

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July 22, 2013 03:23:49 PM

Nothing unusual

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July 22, 2013 05:33:01 PM

I get a good vibe from its joyfull

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July 22, 2013 06:31:41 PM

Love her colors

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July 22, 2013 11:08:20 PM

beautiful colors and love the birds theme

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July 23, 2013 02:34:05 AM

I like the colors and the technique, but somehow didn't find this all the unique.

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July 23, 2013 03:22:22 AM

Seems like sooooo many other pieces and colors out there these days.....

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July 23, 2013 11:21:23 AM

Great for a child's room!

Betsy H
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July 23, 2013 11:28:51 AM

Pretty and decorative. LOVE the colors! I'd hang this in my home.

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July 23, 2013 01:11:45 PM

I love this. So beautiful, but what's more, looking at Lindy's birds gives me a happy, peaceful feeling. Only the best art can make you feel like this. Feels so alive and cheerful!

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July 23, 2013 04:20:55 PM

Uplifting look of the Southwest

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