Friday, April 9, 2010

Cottage Commissioned Art - some oars....


Hi Everyone....nothing like the great white North to inspire some art for a cottage....I am working on some oars for a very special client. These are done with Pyrography....another love of mine...

This is the first oar and it features one of the wonderful birds we spot on lakes up North....The Loon....Everyone loves to head North to the cottage here and the artwork used in some of these amazing places hardly ever is just on a canvas...it is always fun to create artwork on things like oars...

here is some info on this amazing species....thanks to Environment Canada.....

Loons have long been considered by many North Americans as beautiful and special, symbolizing wilderness and solitude. Many cottage-goers, campers, and vacationers would feel their trip was incomplete without viewing a loon or listening to its haunting call. Loons are water birds like ducks, geese, and grebes, but they are classified separately by scientists. The five species are Red-throated Loon Gavia stellata, Pacific Loon Gavia pacifica, Arctic Loon Gavia arctica, Yellow-billed Loon Gavia adamsii, and Common Loon Gavia immer. The Common Loon is the species best known to most of us, as its breeding range lies across most of Canada. All five species of loons migrate to warmer areas around the Gulf of Mexico and on the east and west coasts of North America to winter, and return to northern lakes to breed when the ice melts in spring.

8 comments:

Silke said...

That is so beautiful, Diana! You are just so incredibly talented!! These oars will be gorgeous when they are all done... Love, Silke

Terri Kahrs said...

Diana, your oars are truly gorgeous! I'm sure your client will treasure these heirloom pieces. Imagine the pleasure you're giving them with your talents. Fabulous! Hugs, Teri xoxo

Diana Evans said...

Thank you Silke and Terri....I hope they treasure and love these for many generations...

Deborah said...

Good grief! Pyrography toooooo!?!? That is so completely different than your other art. Oh my, you are a talented little one. Looks like the perfect addition for cottage. **blows kisses** Deb

Loni Edwards said...

Hi Diana! I love this! It reminded me of living in Alaska.

Jenea said...

Very beautiful work on oars! :)

timrodgers said...

this is pretty awesome.

Bella Sinclair said...

Oh my goodness, you are so TALENTED! Is there nothing you can't do??? Splendid oar. Wow!

 
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