Mountain Bluebird


Mountain Bluebird


Medium : Gouache and cut paper on illustration board

Image Size : 12” x 18”

Circa : Ford Times, Ten Western Birds, November 1956; Birds and Words, 1974

Turquoise, azure, cerulean - what word does justice to his blue? An ounce of western sky fallen to earth? Like all conscientious bluebirds, he dispels gloom, heralds the good life, and promises the brave new world. Door-to-door salesman of do-it-yourself contentment, and tourist at heart, he peddles his happiness from the Cascades to the Sierra Nevadas, cottonwood grove to timberline, Moosejaw to Eagle Pass - all over his own backyard!

-Charley Harper

Charley Harper Originals


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