Wednesday, April 7, 2010

The Green Room

"The Green Room" Oil on canvas, 24x18, $540
If you are interested in purchasing this painting please
email me at katherine@katherinetreffinger.com

Well the angel showed up yesterday and I was able to
get a lot done in the studio. For this I am grateful, for
the wonderful curator of the gallery I will be showing
in is coming tomorrow. I feel ready now and yesterday
I didn't.

Today's painting is named after My experience of riding
the 'Green Room' a white water rapid in the Snake River.
It is the largest standing wave in the Snake and I believe
in this country. It was one of the most exhilarating
experiences in my long life. The only other one I am
remembering at the moment that matches it was flying
and landing an adult Golden Eagle off a leather gauntlet
when I was working with a project at the San Francisco
Zoo to retrain Birds of Prey for release. We had different
birds come stay with us when they were not feeling well,
including Thor, a Red Tailed Hawk and Harry, a Great
Horned Owl. Harry had the annoying habit of sitting on
one's knee and biting the corners of whatever book you
were reading. What a bird! Beautiful!!

4 comments:

Caio Fernandes said...

fantastic

Katherine said...

Thank you very much Caio!

Kathy said...

This is filled with joyous energy. Love it!

Katherine said...

Thank you Kathy you are such a wonderful support.