Late last year I was contacted by a retired lady named Dallas Peloquin from Sudbury, Ontario Canada asking my permission to use one of my Blue Jay images to create a painting. Dallas said she was an amateur painter who has been painting on and off for about 10 years. She described her art as "abstract" and that she doesn't paint "realistically".
First of all, I appreciated that she had the courtesy to contact me for permission before using my image. I have found my images and my words lifted from this blog and used elsewhere around the internet without permission and without any type of attribution. Very aggravating!
But I digress. I gave Dallas permission to proceed; here is one of the images she asked to paint.
So just a few weeks ago, I heard from Dallas - she had finished the Blue Jay painting. She said she had fun doing it and shared the final product.
Thanks to Dallas for creating a pretty work of art from my image of our Blue Jays. Keep painting and keep enjoying the birds!