Thursday, May 22, 2014

Keeping on keeping on!

Sometimes I think there are no paintings or drawings left.  I seem to have no real ideas.  So - I look around. At things around me, at photos and at Pinterest.  I found a photo that inspired me (below) and adapted it.  These little birdies started out as magazine cutouts.  However, you can only see a bit of the underlying design if you look closely.  I should have taken pics as I went along - but didn't.  I still have to add some matte varnish spray - but otherwise done.  This was harder work than I thought it would be and I hope to display it in a new venue - not finalized yet.  I painted this on a 6x12" artboard.  I find this to be my new love to paint on - I love the firm substrate and that unlike canvas the paint doesn't get totally sucked up!  I used acrylic paints, PanPastels, charcoal, pen and the kitchen sink (LOL).  Here's the inspiration photo below which was originally found on Facebook here. Will be linking to Paint Party Friday tomorrow (here).  It's a wonderful place to browse all kinds of fabulous artwork - hosted by Eva and Kristin faithfully every week.

Thanks for visiting - have a blessed day.  Go forth and create!!!




20 comments:

  1. Love your birds, they are really beautiful. Valerie

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  2. Love your birds. Very creative, but you always are. Enjoy your day.

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  3. Love your birds on branches. Happy PPF, Annette x

    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. Great birds! You took the idea and successfully did a piece of your own.

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  5. Cool! I actually like your version better, because I love all the colors you used. Blessings!

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  6. Beautiful painting. Nature is a wonderful source of inspiration.

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  7. wonderful birdies on a stick!!!!

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  8. This is so lovely and sweet, both the picture you used as inspiration and your version of it!

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  9. I too love this painting. I tell my beading students that when you are stuck go out and look at nature. The inspiration is there.
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  10. I love this painting!! First glance I thought it was flowers...then it was a beautiful surprise to realize it was birds.... this is a great piece!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  11. Looks lovely! Beautiful nature inspiration!

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  12. I love your take on the inspiration photo. So great! Thanks for stopping by my blog.
    Shauna

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  13. Birds are my fave. I too thought they were flowers. I love this idea, they turned out beautifully. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  14. What a beautiful painting! :) I love both the birds and the background that you painted. And the photo is beautiful too. I've never seen such birds.

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  15. Your colourful birds are lovely!

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  16. Oh how darling your birds are! Inspiration can be tricky sometimes, but I love what you've done with this!

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  17. Lovely line and color! There is something quite serene about this quiet group.

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  18. Yes , these birds are gorgeous ! Great photos!

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  19. very interesting painting, very nicely done! Thank you for sharing

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