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Ruthie57
04-01-2013, 10:13 AM
I've just done this one for the Spotlight, over in Pastel Talk.

What fun. Bit late for Easter but I hope you like it :)

About 8x6" on colourfix

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Apr-2013/189061-IMG_5591.JPG

RainySea
04-01-2013, 10:24 AM
beautiful bird . . . she's just glowing.

pastel65
04-01-2013, 11:17 AM
Beuatiful. I really like the background as it really compliments the bird. Pam:clap:

friesin
04-01-2013, 11:28 AM
what a cutie! he looks so real :)

Turpintine45
04-01-2013, 11:38 AM
Robins are so adorable and when you see them hopping around Spring can't be far away. Lovely vibrant painting Ruthie.

*Marina*
04-01-2013, 11:39 AM
Sweet.

Colorix
04-01-2013, 12:07 PM
Beautifully painted bird!

It is spring on my computer screen when I see this gem!

rsmith.1141
04-01-2013, 12:10 PM
Nicely drawn!

water girl
04-01-2013, 12:31 PM
The strokes of cool colors in the shadow are amazing! Nice job, Ruthie!

toniov
04-01-2013, 01:13 PM
Beautiful painting !

Ruthie57
04-01-2013, 03:32 PM
Thanks everyone! I added the nest as an afterthought really. Thought it would be better than the post the Robin was perching on in the ref. still not sure whether Robin's eggs are blue though. Must google it.
Just googled. Yes, they are blue...turquoise in fact. Funny, that's the colour I started them off with, but thought it was a little bright.....

Pat71
04-01-2013, 06:06 PM
Nice and warm painting. Still no spring here in Holland. Freezing Cold!

allydoodle
04-01-2013, 06:31 PM
Oh yes! Spring has arrived! beautiful painting Ruthie! Robins eggs are turquoise, they are so beautiful you could do a painting of just the eggs. I especially love the glow you gotten. you are inspiring me to paint a bird!

sketchZ1ol
04-01-2013, 07:26 PM
hello
the ' eggs ' have very rough edges - hard to understand ,
and the reflected colours looks pushed cold on my screen .

your palette is smart , and the touch/textures show the best of pastel :thumbsup:

Ed

Donna T
04-01-2013, 07:36 PM
Thanks for this, Ruthie. A beautifully painted bird soaking up the sunshine is just what I needed to see! I noticed those strokes of blue too - just perfect for making the warm colors glow.

artsask
04-01-2013, 09:26 PM
Cute

Dcam
04-01-2013, 09:58 PM
really Cute and stunning work Ruthietabatha.

Love it!.
Derek

kayek
04-01-2013, 10:41 PM
Very nice.. It made me smile.

Ruthie57
04-02-2013, 12:26 PM
Thank you Pat. It's freezing cold here too, with a wind from the East. But at least we've had sunshine the last two days. :)

Thanks Chris! I'm going to make the eggs a touch turquoise. looking forward to seeing a bird portrait from you :thumbsup:

Ed, thank you for your comments. Well, I don't want to overly detail the eggs and I believe they read as eggs. it's not the twigs of the nest partly covering them which bothers you is it?

Thanks Donna! I did wonder about the blue but quite liked it so it got to stay!

Derek, Thank ye guid Laddie!

Thank you artsask and kayek!

Mado
04-02-2013, 12:59 PM
Just lovely Ruthie !

Dougwas
04-02-2013, 01:48 PM
The robin has great form. Good job, Ruthie!

Doug

Ruthie57
04-03-2013, 04:09 AM
Thanks Mado and Doug!

the drover's dog
04-03-2013, 08:37 AM
Ruthie, he/she/it is showing oodles of personality and I love the way you have handled the plumage in such a tiddly painting. Not easy to work so small in pastels.

Sorry not to comment sooner, but I've been reorgainising all my art supplies for two days - now I can't find where I put things.

Cheers,

Dale

Ruthie57
04-03-2013, 03:21 PM
Thanks Dale! I do hope you manage to find things........

mollerman
04-05-2013, 09:21 AM
Interesting choice of colors Ruthie...well done!!

bnoonan
04-05-2013, 12:04 PM
The colors and loose strokes are what make this so interesting... Never noticed the eggs... only the bird's beautiful chest colors. Barb

John Palmer Fine Art
04-05-2013, 02:05 PM
This is absolutely beautiful Ruthie, well done!

nia
04-05-2013, 02:09 PM
this is lovely!!:)

Ruthie57
04-05-2013, 03:10 PM
Thank you Mark, Barb, John and Nia!

LunarMoth
05-14-2013, 10:50 PM
I love your spring bird, Ruthie57. Very beautiful.