Pat Cross

Alluring Goldfinch

  • Acrylic on Stoneware
  • 9.5 x 8.5 in
  • Pat Cross

Collection: Birds of a Feather x

Now showing at Tamarack!

This new original by Pat Cross juried into "Birds of a Feather" at the David L. Dickirson Fine Art Gallery in Tamarack, March 6, 2021- April 11, 2021.

Though small, the visual impact of the goldfinch carries a such a powerful allure to the human eye that it served as a Pulitzer-prize winning title for a fictional drama. But I find the melody of the goldfinch equally as alluring with its bright “per-chick-o-ree” that lilts at the end as though asking some thought-provoking question. Hearing it, I pause and muse, “Hummm ….thank you for asking.” Then, when a surprised neighbor looks at me askance, I break from my reverie and pretend I’m engaged in a phone call. Birds can sometimes fly us to other (rather enticing) places. This painting is a tribute to that enticement.

This original painting titled “Alluring Goldfinch” is painted on a solid block of wood nearly an inch thick with the image continuing around the sides giving more dimension to the piece. The painting mounts in a 9.5" x 8.5" hand built stoneware frame with leaves impressed into the soft clay, then after firing, stained with liquid iron oxide to reveal the shapes and veins. The framed artwork rests on a 15” black metal easel designed to display the piece on any mantel, shelf, counter or special niche in your home or office. Perfect for anyone fond of our feathered friends that bring fascination, music and allure into our lives.

To purchase the artwork during the exhibit, visit the David L. Dickirson Fine Art Gallery in Tamarack, or call 1-888-262-7225. Tamarack is open 10 am to 6 pm Wednesday through Sunday, located at 1 Tamarack Park, Beckley, WV 25801.

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