Sunday, March 13, 2016

Painting birds of a feather

Sometimes you just have to paint something that makes you smile.    Poultry make me smile and this particular chicken has a look that says it all.  Don't mess with me! Painted quickly and helped along with a sea sponge for texture.  
The hummingbird on the other hand needed attention to detail and I am pleased I took the time.  I followed Anna Mason's online tutorial and the result makes me smile.  Learning from her tutorial has given me the confidence to paint two very different birds and find pleasure in both.

13 comments:

  1. Wow,my jaw has just hit the floor with these paintings!!
    Hugs
    Donna xxx

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  2. Wow - these are amazing - the sponge work looks so effective and the detail on the hummingbird is inspiring.
    Happy SS x

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  3. Wow, I'm amazed at all the brilliant paintings I see on your blog. I think I'd never have the patience to do something this detailed. That's breathtaking.

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  4. These are both incredible! I love the focused stare of the chicken and the grace of the hummingbird.
    visiting from sunday sketches.

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  5. Amazing detail on both. The hummingbird is so real, it almost looks like a photo.

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  6. Your artwork is really breathtaking! As more as I look at the chicken I want to start talking to it. And the hummingbird is incredible too. You are an amazing artist!

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  7. Your hummingbird with all of its lovely detail is so nice, but it is the chicken that puts the smile on my face. Love the texture you got with the sponge. I would love to have him on my wall above my art desk. Then I would never get frustrated because I would look up see that face looking at me. genie

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  8. These are both very beautiful! The chicken is fun and the hummingbird is so lovely!

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  9. The chook really made me smile and she's definitely got an attitude. Her expression is perfect.
    The hummingbird is so delicate and detailed. I love them both.
    I've signed up for Anna's tutorial now after seeing your work.
    Thanks for sharing and being so inspiring.

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  10. Absolutely beautiful birds. I LOVE your hummingbird especially. I've never heard of Anna but off to check her out. :)
    xx

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