My trip to Paris reinvigorated a childhood passion for pigeons. Since my return I've been following them about the neighborhood, spotting them everywhere. On this night I was watching TV and a program ended with a scene of people at a cafe, but off in the distance a flock of pigeons walked about.
It was perfect, they were distant and blurry and I didn't have my glasses on and I was forced to concentrate quickly on their form. The ratio of head to body size had really been bugging me.
The next day I went out and sketched a neighborhood pigeon and immediately did a large painting of Jo-jo. I think this is going to be a rather long series.
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