Friday, October 19, 2012

L'oiseau avec le chapeau et le fleur

Wow - I'm amazed I remembered any French at all. I only took 6 years of it!!  I figured the best therapy for my addled brain and exhausted spirit was to make a happy, silly bird.  His beret is a bit funky but I didn't look at any pictures.  If not a beret - well then a yarmulke!  I worked all day on this one (with a few breaks) because I had prepared the canvas before I left for NY.  I have sold one of my birds in a local gallery and tomorrow is the Art Walk in town - so I wanted to get at least one more in there.  I'm linking to Paint Party Friday - go and check the fabulous artists participating.  Thanks for visiting with me.

32 comments:

  1. congratulations on your sale and am loving your quirky bird. Happy PPF, Annette x

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    1. Thank you Netty - I don't so this for a living - but it is gratifying when someone loves your work enough to buy it!

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  2. He's a cute bird and if he can't lift your spirits I don't know what can! I love the background, too

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  3. j'adore cet oiseau avec son casquette!Happy PPF.

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  4. There is nothing like a bird in a beret to lift the spirits! Love this and his beautiful flower. Happy PPF

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  5. Congratulations on your sale!!
    Your bird is great! I do love the beret!! :)
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  6. Love your bird! I think it's a yarmulke! Valerie

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    1. I agree - just went with the flow and didn't use a picture!

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  7. this is awesome Gina... can't write that in French sorry and my high school German is equally appalling...xx

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    1. Thanks Tracey - I so admire your drawings - (as well as your funny commentary) - I really treasure this comment from you!

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  8. Congratulations on the sale. Love love the bird!! and yes it's a Yamuka(spelling) LOL

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    1. Thanks so much Robyn. Its taken me years to even think of myself as an artist and to have fun with it is so great!

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  9. Wow..what a beautiful and enchanting soul..gorgeous colors..and such a wonderful spirit..love the beret! Congrats on your sale..hooray!
    Victoria

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  10. Formidable! I love that big beak. He's defying gravity, for sure. Must be the beret! Congrats on your sale too and happy PPF!

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  11. Unique bird and the hat is perfect for him. Congrats on your sale, always gives one a boost knowing their work is admired.

    Annabelle m^_^m ~^..^~

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  12. Cute and whimsical bird, great colors, too! Congratulations on your sale! :)

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  13. Hello Gina, this bird piece is excellent, I love your colors and background and congratulations on your sales, sounds like you're doing great!

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  14. Oh Gina I adore him...the humour, he is so adorable. I have no doubt he will sell fast!! Good luck! Awesome work!

    Hugs Giggles

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  15. I love your quirky bird -together with his little hat and huge beak - which must be very handy for picking flowers without having to bend! I like the vivid colour and texture - and would love to see on Mandarin Orange Monday:)

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    1. Thanks so much Lorik - I use a lot of orange in my paintings and didn't know about Mandarin Orange Monday. I did add my link and photo.

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    2. Thank you so much for adding it to MoM! It has perfect company - beside it is an orange crocodile:))

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  16. your humour is catching,and the bird fetching!

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  17. Hi Gina, this is a great color combo, and fun little guy holding a flower with his beak ;o)
    I came via blog M o M ♥

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    1. Thanks - just found out about that blog - I use a lot of orange (one of my fav colors) in my work!

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  18. That is gorgeous!

    Visiting from Mandarin Orange Monday (MoM).
    My MoM entry
    Have a great week ahead!

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  19. Visiting from MOM, loving your birds. I have recently 'found' Carla Sondheim, she is just so inspiring, I am beginning to see if I can draw and paint:)

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  20. Haha, I hadn't realized he was wearing a hat until I read the title ☺ Cute!

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