Showing posts with label birds. Show all posts
Showing posts with label birds. Show all posts

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Mountain Bluebird Watercolor ACEO

Good morning everyone. I dont know about you but I am really feeling the Christmas - yes i said it :0- crunch. There just doesnt seem to be enough time in the day to get everything acomplished. We just got the Halloween decorations down and now we are pulling the Christmas boxes. The last of our visitors will be arriving tomorrow and the I am hoping it will calm down after that till Christmas, I am getting a little burnt out. :) I have a few things on the go right now. I am almost done my prim angel, should have her up later today and trying to clean up some 1/2 done little aceo's I have piling up in my work corner. :)
This is the latest
2.5 * 3.5 inch
Watercolor on 140lb Arches CP
Have a very Happy Day!

Friday, October 14, 2011

2 Pigeon ACEO's

Pigeon #1
2.5 * 3.5 inch
watercolor on 140lb arches paper

Pigeon #2
2.5 * 3.5 in
watercolor on 140lb CP arches paper
SOLD  Good morning everyone. :) A beautiful fall day has started and what better way to greet it then with a couple of lovely bird paintings. :)
Hope you have a Happy Day

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Calgary Art Walks 2011

Back from a week at the beach and couldn't be more refreshed and inspired. :) Anyways as always Im a little behind the 8 ball when it comes to posting but I have been invited to participate in Calgary Art Walks 2011 in conjunction with Canadian Artists for the Poor in support of ending poverty. I have donated my Mountain Bluebird Painting in support of this project. So come on down for an afternoon of all things beautiful. Thursday July 7 between 10-3 on Stephen Ave Mall. I Hope to see you there. :) *** update - with a few thousand people in attendance, wonderfully talented artists and mother natures co-operation it made the show a complete success. :)

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Mountain Bluebird Acrylic Tutorial

I haven't posted a WIP is a long time so I thought I would stop by and show you this mountain bluebird painting I have been working on in between sewing projects. :) 9 * 12inch canvas board. Here are the first intial stages mostly just blocking in the large masses of color.
starting to define the shape a bit more on the leaves and feather pattern

Almost done! Went back in to reshape his head , eye and bottom breast a little. Added more shading under his body to tail feathers. I realized after photographing the last shot something was off - the lighting didnt match. So .... will be going back in today to try and give the tree more of a rounded shape by moving the shadows to the right side of the tree (hehehe oops... )and maybe pump up the highlights on some of the leaves. :)Till next time Happy Painting!
9 * 12 acrylic on canvas board
signed and dated on both front and back
Donated to Canadian Artists for the Poor

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Pour Wren

Well i thought I would try something new with this watercolor pour of a wren sitting on a fence. Inspired by my favorite site - wet canvas - they were hosting pour challenges for the past few months and I have finally gotten around to trying this technique. Not going to win any prizes but i think this may be something i try again.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Amongst the Tines

12 * 7 inch watercolor on Strathmore aquarius synthetic paper
This was an an excersise taken from the watercolorist guide to exceptional color- an invaluable book in my collection.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Pigeon in Watercolor

Painting pigeons can be a challenge in watercolor. Their feathers always seem more shimmery and transitional than painting lets say a Robin or a Chickadee. In this painting, I was working at getting the transition from pinks to greens to blues/violets to look believable without getting muddy. I like how the dark background has hints of the bird colors peeking through.
Posted by Picasa 5*7 watercolor on 140lb arches CP