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05-19-2015, 11:12 PM
This Project welcomes artwork - drawings/paintings etc - on Birds from the Letter A right through to the letter Z
So to start the Project, post paintings/drawings of bird's breeds beginning with the Letter A, then we can work our way down each letter of the Alphabet e.g.
A.....African Grey Parrot or Australian Emu or any other bird which begins with the letter A
When we finish with the letter A we will then move on to the letter B and so forth.
This is meant to be a fun Project, members can enter whenever we feel like it, as it will stay open for some time. But do follow the Alphabet with a bird breed A then going on to B, then C etc. You can post as many paintings on the one letter as you wish, but when someone changes to another letter, that's the bird breed with that letter that we will post to.
We haven't had a Bird Projects for some time, so I hope you will all enjoy this one. :clap:
05-20-2015, 12:03 AM
Oh!!! :wave: I'll have to take part in this, my parents (my step-dad in particular) are very keen bird photographers, they've probably got enough photos for me to do the whole alphabet :lol:
Yes, that housework is NEVER going to get done :thumbsup:
05-20-2015, 12:17 AM
Jess - That's great...go for it...remember it begins with the Letter A
05-20-2015, 01:27 AM
Thanks for the new project, Viv! I haven't painted an African Grey but i did paint an African Fish Eagle in oil pastels.
05-20-2015, 03:12 AM
Wow Christel - many thanks for your first post in this new Project!
A wonderful painting for "A" of an African Fish Eagle! Ive never heard of an African Fish Eagle, so that's a new bird for me - well done! I'm hoping that this new Project will bring out some new birds that lots of us dont know of, so that is already beginning....so exciting!
Thank you for beginning posting to this new Project. :clap:
05-20-2015, 06:22 AM
HERE IS MY BATELEUR EAGLE
05-20-2015, 06:34 AM
Oh wow! I better start my painting ready for 'Z', this is happening faster than I can paint :lol:
Christel - Great action-painting of the African Fish Eagle
Chammi - I just love the charisma of your pen and wash paintings, this one feels like his beady eye is on me :)
05-20-2015, 07:04 AM
Lovely painting of the eagle, Chammi! The bateleur eagles are gorgeous birds!
05-21-2015, 01:04 AM
Chammi - Already a bird I've never heard of! Is he South African? I'm looking forward to meeting all these birds I didn't know of.
Beautiful work Chammi, he looks extremely regal!
05-21-2015, 08:02 AM
(from reference library photo by vmrs)
05-21-2015, 10:00 AM
:clap: yay!!! I love projects and this is perfect as I paint many birds :clap: Here is another cardinal:
05-21-2015, 10:16 AM
05-21-2015, 10:25 AM
05-21-2015, 10:28 AM
Love your ducks, Mary! Looks like you have them in a row, lol!
05-21-2015, 11:51 AM
Lovely cardinals! Great chickadee, sparrow and ducks! The chipping sparrow is new to me.
Viv - the bateleur is a Southern Africa bird which measures 55-70cm.
05-21-2015, 05:05 PM
Looks like I posted my photo in the wrong section again, sorry! I'll get it right one day. This is an Australian Rainbow Lorikeet. It's a 10x12'' Oil on canvas. All C&C welcome http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-May-2015/1969108-Rainbow_Lorikeet.jpg
05-21-2015, 05:51 PM
This sure is beautiful! Does it belong in the 'A' section at the beginning of the project?
05-21-2015, 06:26 PM
I originally (wrongly) posted it in the title of the challenge which has since been rectified. I think it belongs here as it's an Australian Lorikeet (Rainbow variety). Thanks for your lovely comment. Monica
05-21-2015, 09:32 PM
05-21-2015, 09:48 PM
here are some doves
05-21-2015, 10:22 PM
Mary your doves are a delight:clap:
05-21-2015, 10:43 PM
05-22-2015, 12:04 AM
Lovely doves! I've done some, too.
05-22-2015, 12:40 AM
Lovely lorikeet, Monika!
Those doves are great, Mary and Kay!
05-22-2015, 12:43 AM
My duck in oils. I don't know what type of duck it is.
05-22-2015, 02:51 AM
Christel... Lovely duck.... It is a male mallard .... The males have the green heads, the females are a tad boring being a brown color... :-)
Kay.... I like your doves, nicely done :-)
05-22-2015, 03:18 AM
these are beautiful!
E for eagle...eagle (not the mountains) from reference library photo by mollerman
05-22-2015, 05:40 AM
Lovely eagle painting , Mary!
Here is an emu sketch in oil pastels.
05-22-2015, 07:56 AM
I like all your paintings of the birds . I can show my chestnut duck I have done several years ago. It's oil on stretched canvas.
05-22-2015, 08:42 AM
What a lovely collection of birds, some I haven't seen before. The Bateleur Eagle is new to me, he looks so beautifully fierce. I loved the Red Cardinal, he sure looks fluffed up against the snow, the Chipping Sparrow on the Magazine subscription was priceless, the Chestnut Duck, the soaring Eagle and the Fish Eagle are brilliant. I loved the little ducks and their Mum and the Emu is just gorgeous, you have really captured his arrogant stance Christel, woe betide anyone who has food in their hand when he's around, it wouldn't be in their hand long! Beautifully done everyone.:) Monica
05-22-2015, 10:06 AM
Brigitte - a gorgeous duck! I love the red eye and the green head.
05-22-2015, 10:51 AM
love the emu and duck!
05-22-2015, 11:08 AM
I love your male mallard and emu, Christel, both are very nicely done!
Mary, now your eagle is truly soaring above the earth, keeping close watch!
That is one handsome duck, Brigitte, who looks ready for swimming!
Here are a couple of egrets. One egret is mostly just a background shape in this commission, plus an eagle overhead that a fellow nurse ordered, 22x15 watercolor, and the line and wash is 6x6 on sketchbook paper (just sold it a few days ago):
Thanks for all the nice comments, too :heart:
05-22-2015, 12:24 PM
Kay - Both are lovely! I was hoping someone would post an egret.
05-22-2015, 02:23 PM
Kay, they are beautiful. I love the first one . I keep looking at it and finding new shapes and colours.
05-22-2015, 02:36 PM
Kay - I Iam a real fan of line and wash and your doves are great. Looking back, I really enjoyed all your bird paintings. Lots of creativity there.
Mary - little ducks in a row - nice. I so enjoyed your painting of the doves, so soft and gentle. The and eagle painting is dramatic and well done.
Monica - Fabulous , vibrant colours and the tree trunk is excellent.
Christel - Nice little duck - like the movement in the water.:thumbsup: Do you ever sleep? The Emu is fun - like the expression.
Liebe Koksie, The colours in the head of the duck just shimmer so well. Really nice painting.
05-22-2015, 04:32 PM
All the birds are just lovely....
Someday maybe I'll be able to do WC like that... To be honest haven't really had much practice with WC need to try some.... Maybe it's because I need to try for perfection all the time ... need to loosen up.... Lol:lol:
I really like birds... :)
05-22-2015, 09:28 PM
05-22-2015, 11:04 PM
So I guess we are on the letter F now....
I'm patiently waiting to post mine for the letter G.... ;-)
05-23-2015, 12:24 AM
A falcon. I've no idea what type.
05-23-2015, 01:25 AM
05-23-2015, 09:14 AM
Lovely work on the falcon Christel. I am no bird expert - haven't a clue what it is either.:lol:
05-23-2015, 09:22 AM
HERE ARE MY GUINEA FOWLS
05-23-2015, 09:41 AM
love the colors
05-23-2015, 11:35 AM
I did this for the Toucan Triad challenge in the Watercolor Forum Painted with only 3 colors.
05-23-2015, 12:18 PM
Chammi - love those guinea fowl! I pick up the feathers and sometimes I make new brushes with them.
Shirl - beautiful falcon! Great background too!
05-23-2015, 12:21 PM
I made a sketch of the gymnogene a while ago in ops. The glossy starling is in oils.
05-23-2015, 01:02 PM
Here is an old wc painting of the crested guineafowl. I love his hairdo. I haven't personally seen one of these yet. The next is a golden breasted starling .
05-23-2015, 01:45 PM
Really like the falcon...... Birds of prey are fascinating.... :clap:
The Guinea fowl are nicely done as well.... :clap:
Posting my Goose now... Acrylic on 16"x20" canvas board....
C&C always welcome..:)
05-23-2015, 03:02 PM
Lovely goose, Karen! I like the reflections too.
05-23-2015, 03:38 PM
Lovely goose, Karen! I like the reflections too.
Thanks Christel.... It's my very first bird painting in acrylics and was only my 5th painting done in acrylic....
Love your paintings... They are so nice :clap: you must really like drawing and painting birds, you have posted quite a few... :) and in different mediums as well :thumbsup:
Look forward to seeing more birds in here... :)
05-23-2015, 10:02 PM
Here's a pair of Canadian geese I photographed at Lake Ransom Canyon, TX,
Karen, to be your first one, that goose is divine!
Christel, that bird of prey is awesome :thumbsup: The next ones, too! Never heard of the gymnogene but am familiar with starlings...guinea fowl looks so real!
Chammi, loving all yours from the guinea family; that blue against golden yellow really rocks :clap:
Shirl, your falcon is super! Loving all the supporting background patterns and done with a limited palette, too :cat:
I'm enjoying what has been posted thus far! :heart:
05-23-2015, 10:10 PM
these are all so beautiful! esp love the starlings :)
05-24-2015, 01:31 AM
Beautiful Canadian geese painting, Kay!
05-24-2015, 06:09 AM
yes, love the geese, and the guineafowl, and all these!
05-24-2015, 06:13 AM
I believe this one is in the heron family....from a photo I took at a Thailand zoo.
05-24-2015, 08:19 AM
Lovely painting Mary! I'm unfamiliar with that bird.
Here is a hamerkop in wc.
05-24-2015, 08:37 AM
05-25-2015, 06:24 AM
Another ops painting, this time of the hoephoep. Their way of flying reminds me of a butterfly.
05-25-2015, 12:51 PM
Love the colors in the heron Mary, just splendid! I've seen photos of the hamerkop and it is an amazing bird; great work here Christel! Also greatly admire your two hoephoeps; not familiar with them. Love their unusual markings!
The 'H' section would not be complete without including hummingbirds :thumbsup: so here are a few:
An imaginary garden scene in watercolor with hovering hummers
Male hummer also in watercolor
05-25-2015, 01:53 PM
small Fellow...BullFinch WC Sketch.
05-25-2015, 02:39 PM
Those hummingbirds are gorgeous, Kay!
WP- lovely inquisitive bullfinch!
05-25-2015, 08:40 PM
these are beautiful
05-25-2015, 09:50 PM
WP, I love your bullfinch! I've not seen that bird around here but that doesn't mean Texas doesn't have them :lol:
While we're still on 'h' how about a hawk...or hen...
9x12 Tombow brush pen/watermedia
05-26-2015, 12:22 AM
Lovely work, Kay! I like the colors for your hen.
05-26-2015, 04:19 AM
05-26-2015, 07:06 AM
A hornbill in watermedia A3
05-26-2015, 10:40 AM
05-26-2015, 12:08 PM
Your hornbill is very handsome, Christel!
05-26-2015, 10:54 PM
After work I did this small one of a Hooded Merganser, 4x6 watercolor, Tombow brush pens (black and burnt sienna), and Caran D'Ache ws wax crayons on a magazine insert card:
05-27-2015, 12:38 AM
Lovely colors! Beautiful work, Kay!
05-27-2015, 12:41 AM
My scarlet ibis in wc.
05-27-2015, 03:18 AM
Yeah! you found an ibis ! ....it's beautiful.
05-28-2015, 10:28 AM
Nice colorful ibis! While in Florida last August I photographed a flock of the white ones just walking around the street.
05-28-2015, 10:11 PM
This prompted me to paint an ibis from one of the Florida photos so I cropped one bird for a closer view. It is 5x8; Micron 01 ink, colored pencils, and watercolor on sketchbook paper, done this afternoon:
05-29-2015, 12:36 AM
Lovely work , Kay! Great combination of colors.
05-29-2015, 12:39 AM
Here are my j's: Jay in wc and cp, A4, and Jackal buzzard mainly cp A4.
05-29-2015, 06:50 AM
Nice little Bullfinch.
Beautiful watercolours in all of yours Kay. Love the hen. Also really like that pen and wash. Stunning background. I have never heard of or seen a Hooded Merganser. What a strange fellow he is!!
Christel. Really nice scarlet Ibis and I love your Hornbill - one of my favourite birds. They are so perky and unique. More gorgeous work. I can't keep up with you. You put me to shame:D
05-29-2015, 06:58 AM
Here is my Ibis painting. This was done a long time ago when I was exploring the world of watercolours. We called them Hadidas because of the noise they made . They were always in my big garden in Natal in Southern Africa. I had a little cross-breed dog called Mini. She had had a lot of Border Collie in her. I fell in love with her at the Animal Shelter and brought her home. She would try to herd all the birds into a corner. They were bigger than her and became quite used to her strange behaviour and totally ignored all her desperate herding efforts. It was so funny.
05-29-2015, 08:23 AM
Lovely painting of the sacred ibis, Chammi! I've only seen them at a distance though.
05-29-2015, 11:25 AM
05-29-2015, 12:16 PM
Wow, I love the jackal and the jay, Christel, stunning work on both!
Chammi, your group of ibis are delightful! I've done some jays so will post some now and greenjays later :cat:
Watercolor 5x7 Backwoods Jay
Watercolor 11x15 Singing the Blues
Both these were from AMAE forum Weekend Drawing Events in 2010.
05-30-2015, 12:43 AM
Beautiful! How many different types of jay are there?
05-30-2015, 04:42 AM
the fast sketch of Woody the Woodpecker ....
C+C Always Welcome:wave:
05-30-2015, 04:48 AM
beautiful jays and jwoodpecker
05-30-2015, 11:43 AM
Great woodpecker, WP!
05-30-2015, 11:45 PM
There are different varieties of jays. I've painted the green colored ones called appropriately 'greenjays'. :lol: That's a lovely woodpecker WP!
A recent jay on Birds & Blooms magazine card, ink/watercolor.
05-31-2015, 01:28 AM
Lovely colors, Kay! Well done!
05-31-2015, 01:31 AM
This is a Knysna lourie in graphite and cp, A4.
05-31-2015, 11:25 AM
I just realized we have passed the H's. Fortunately, this works in the L's also.
Leucistic Ruby-Throated Hummingbird, 8x10 acrylic
05-31-2015, 11:46 AM
Beautiful little hummingbird, Shirl!
05-31-2015, 11:53 PM
Christel, your lourie is fantastic! You have a way with CPs!
Shirl, this hummer is very striking! Love the colors so clean and crisp!
Here is a kookaburra I painted yesterday for current WDE in the AMAE forum
as we're still on the k's I guess :confused:
5.5x4.5 watercolor and ink over abstract bg.
06-01-2015, 12:48 AM
Kay, lovely kookaburra! I like that big bill of his.
Here is another k for kingfisher in graphite.
06-04-2015, 12:14 AM
My lilac breasted roller in cp.
06-04-2015, 05:26 AM
@tuscanny the lilac breasted roller he has the look :lol: . Nice done.
Something with P and to fill Pheasant section :wink2: .
A Pthrmigan sort of a Pheasant mix i took a small sketch just for the funny Name , i´m not that much in Birds drawing :cool: but this fellow is in hurry...http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-Jun-2015/1682623-ptarmigan.jpg
06-04-2015, 08:06 AM
WP - love your ptarmigan!
06-04-2015, 08:19 AM
Wonderful paintings everybody
Love those delicious watercolours Kay.
White Pen. Nice movement in your Pheasant
Shirl. Cute Hummingbird. I find those little creatures really fascinating.
Christel. All are great but my favourite is that lovely Lilac-breasted roller.
Here is my M -MARIBOU STORK . They remind me of very sombre undertakers - funny birds.
06-04-2015, 09:10 AM
Chammi - you make that bird look beautiful!:thumbsup:
Here are some more m's: Mandarin duck in cp and macaw in ops.
06-04-2015, 09:26 AM
Heron I unfinished since 2013 :(
06-04-2015, 09:48 AM
love these...and the stork really does look like a somber undertaker!
06-04-2015, 09:57 AM
some mallards in the background...
06-04-2015, 11:21 AM
Wow, folks, I turned my back and more delights popped up from your collective brushes! :clap:
Christel - your kingfishers are perfect and I like the monochrome setting; their heads resemble the kookaburras to me but bills are different. LB Roller though takes the grand prize for being most adorable. The last two of macaw and mandarin have great lines and detail :thumbsup:
WP - Ptarmigan wc sketch is fluid and easy on the eye. Love it :heart:
Chammi - I like your stork. The marabou fits well in tall vertical format:cat:
Mary - Your work never disappoints and with these mallards following a flock of geese is amazing :D
06-04-2015, 12:14 PM
WP - great start to your Heron. It would be lovely to see it finished.
Mary - love that busy scene. It looks as if they are coming to feed.
Kay - great macaws! The last one is cool!
06-05-2015, 05:26 AM
With all the birds I've painted, I was surprised not to find an N! I did find a reference on Nicobar pigeons from pmp though. Here is my attempt in ops.
Look at these very interesting birds at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicobar_pigeon being 40cm big and the closest to the extinct dodo.
06-05-2015, 06:51 AM
I have never heard of a Nicobar before ... It looks like a cross between a peacock and a pigeon ... will have to do a google search now :)
I can do "o"
06-05-2015, 07:22 AM
Lovely owl! What medium is it?
06-05-2015, 10:34 AM
Thanks for the kind comments :heart:
Christel, I like your pigeon and never heard of that name. Lovely bird!
GivenToFly, your owl is very cool :cool: Is that oil pastels :confused:
Here are noddy birds a mum and baby, commonly called white capped noddy birds...watercolor 11x15:
The ref was furnished on one of our weekend drawing events in AMAE forum last year.
06-05-2015, 10:39 AM
Beautiful painting, Kay! That little one is so cute! I've never heard of Noddy birds before.
06-05-2015, 10:47 AM
love the macaws!
cool n and owl :)
love the soft noddy birds!
06-05-2015, 01:13 PM
06-05-2015, 01:15 PM
Glad you posted him here. Is this acrylics?
06-05-2015, 01:26 PM
06-05-2015, 01:32 PM
Lovely loose painting, Mary! I like the blue in the bird.
06-05-2015, 03:04 PM
The parrot and puffin are both in ops.
06-05-2015, 10:43 PM
06-06-2015, 10:04 AM
Lovely owl! What medium is it?
Thank you :) its done in medium/soft pastels
06-06-2015, 03:40 PM
Lovely OPs with parrot and puffin!
06-07-2015, 01:07 AM
My quail in pen. A5
06-07-2015, 01:16 AM
06-07-2015, 07:40 AM
Oh Californian quail .. we own these, they are a beautiful little bird! ... Lovely piece Christel
06-07-2015, 07:59 PM
Wow! Everyone has done amazing paintings of all these birds!
Fantastic artwork - love it all! :clap: Sorry I haven't had time lately to comment individually but I do appreciate the quality of the bird paintings that have been entered here!
This is for "M"
I've posted this piece about New Zealand's extinct Moa in Watermedia. The Moa bird, was an enormous bird that died out in New Zealand about 600 years ago, when humans arrived in New Zealand
For those who may be interested (as this is a bird Project) and haven't seen it here's the link; http://news.sciencemag.org/biology/2014/03/why-did-new-zealands-moas-go-extinct
06-09-2015, 12:33 AM
The green Ringneck in oil pastels on sandpaper.
06-09-2015, 07:20 AM
beautiful...really has that alert bird stare
06-09-2015, 03:06 PM
Christel, love your quail and ringnecks! Good poses on the last two also.
06-10-2015, 11:45 PM
If we are on the Rs now, here is a rooster, watercolor/ink on sketchbook paper:
06-11-2015, 12:26 AM
Kay - lovely! I like his proud comb!
06-11-2015, 05:34 AM
Hello, it's so delightful to see all your pictures. Here I show my little "R"ooster to you. The painting is in oils on stretched canvas 20x30cm.
06-11-2015, 06:19 AM
Lovely colors! Thanks for sharing, Brigitte.
06-11-2015, 08:55 AM
love these roosters!
06-11-2015, 09:01 AM
06-12-2015, 12:12 AM
Lovely scene with the rooster, Mary!
06-12-2015, 09:07 AM
Brigitte, your proud fellow looks so real! Love him!
I like how you put yours into a scene, Mary, just so perfect!
06-12-2015, 01:41 PM
HERE IS MY ROOSTER. :lol:
06-12-2015, 02:33 PM
Hahaha! Definitely not his eggs!! Thanks for making my day!
06-12-2015, 09:36 PM
That's a really roiling rooster rage! Love it Chammi!
Here is another 'R', a raven, well several :D
06-12-2015, 10:12 PM
06-12-2015, 10:21 PM
06-12-2015, 10:42 PM
06-13-2015, 10:09 AM
Love your gulls Mary! So dramatic and powerful. I've painted a bunch of them.
06-13-2015, 10:21 AM
post please :)
06-13-2015, 10:26 AM
I'll try. This iPad is acting up, lol!
06-13-2015, 10:56 AM
Lovely Ravens, Kay!
Mary- great seagulls! Beautiful contrasting colors.
06-13-2015, 11:15 AM
I've got a starling, secretary bird, sugarbird on protea and sunbird.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Jun-2015/1256189-secretary.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Jun-2015/1256189-glossy_starling_a4_wc_graphite_pixabays.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Jun-2015/1256189-protea_2s.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Jun-2015/1256189-Sunbirds.jpg
06-13-2015, 12:38 PM
love the sunlight and shiny feathers
06-13-2015, 04:51 PM
I love all these Christel!
06-14-2015, 04:08 AM
Love the roosters, Brigitte, Kay and Mary. All are so different and so delightful.
Mary, I really like your gulls and particularly those lovely backgrounds.
Great raven Kay and super background. Very creative.
Christel - a wonderful gallery of birdlife. You are one of the most prolific artists I know.
06-14-2015, 10:40 PM
Here is Soaring Seagull, 22x15 watercolor done recently:
06-15-2015, 02:32 AM
06-15-2015, 10:43 AM
Lovely painting, Kay!
06-15-2015, 12:42 PM
Thank you :wave: One more seagulls, acrylics this time on a full sheet 22x30 cold press paper.
06-15-2015, 02:12 PM
06-15-2015, 09:02 PM
06-16-2015, 10:44 AM
Thanks! Now for more 'S' birds, namely sparrows:
Acrylics on matboard
06-16-2015, 11:16 AM
06-16-2015, 11:33 AM
06-16-2015, 03:04 PM
Beautiful Kay :-)
06-18-2015, 02:15 AM
Time for T?:wave: My tui and turkey portrait.
06-18-2015, 03:59 AM
Beautiful birds wonderfully painted.
06-18-2015, 09:15 AM
Wow Christel, these are stunners! Love the poses and your feather treatment is right on!
Toucan in watercolor 30x22:
06-18-2015, 09:23 AM
love these! delicious textures and use of color
Here's a tufted titmouse
06-19-2015, 11:37 AM
Love your titmouse, Mary!
06-20-2015, 12:28 AM
Gorgeous toucan, Kay!
Lovely titmouse, Mary!
06-20-2015, 05:12 AM
Once more so many beautiful birds. Here's my titmouse in winter. Oil on stretched canvas 20x20 cm.
06-20-2015, 06:03 AM
06-20-2015, 08:06 AM
I am off for a week so don't have time to comment on each of these individually. Sorry about that but I am so thrilled and delighted at the commitment to this project. Beautiful paintings of birds from you all. I have really enjoyed them and I am sure there will be more to ooh and aah over when I get back.
06-20-2015, 11:35 AM
Lovely painting, Brigitte!
06-20-2015, 10:40 PM
Brigitte, your winter titmouse is such tiny perfection! Love the feel of the cold air against feathers.
Chammi, enjoy your trip!
06-23-2015, 10:42 AM
Turtle dove sketch:
06-23-2015, 10:46 AM
HERE IS MY BATELEUR EAGLE
I am WOWED by your pen and wash! How fabulous. I paint and draw birds, and love combining linework with the color (be it wash or WCs).
06-23-2015, 12:09 PM
Lovely sketch, Kay!
06-24-2015, 10:08 AM
the unanticipated, unusual umbrella bird
06-24-2015, 10:45 AM
Aww, sweet, Mary! Very original!
06-24-2015, 10:47 PM
Love the pen and wash eagle :clap: just superb!
The umbrella bird is too cute. Nice one, Mary!
I was going to do that one, too, but instead did a unicolor jay:
Watercolor and ink (Pitt pen) on Strathmore Visual Journal for mixed media.
06-25-2015, 12:14 AM
06-26-2015, 05:00 AM
Here is my violet turako in cp.
06-26-2015, 10:02 AM
06-29-2015, 07:31 AM
Here is a violet woodhoepoe on an aloe flower in cp. The shine in the dark feathers is awesome ranging from violet to blue.
06-29-2015, 12:33 PM
Christel, your violet birds are remarkable! I've not heard of either one. The turako resembles a buzzard.
06-29-2015, 01:35 PM
Thanks Kay. The turaco was also new to me. Here is a link to say a bit more about it. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Violet_turaco
07-03-2015, 07:56 AM
Here is a waxwing in cp and wc.
07-03-2015, 07:57 AM
If there are no more w's, could we have x,y and z as wild cards where any painting can be added?
07-05-2015, 10:37 PM
Hold on, I'm just back from my trip and have waxwings to post :wave:
07-06-2015, 12:29 AM
Lovely combination, Kay!
07-06-2015, 11:08 AM
Here is a watercolor woodpecker featured a couple years ago on one of our WDEs. It is 15x11.
07-06-2015, 01:44 PM
Lovely! I love their red 'hats'.
07-06-2015, 04:44 PM
Nice work on your Waxwing Christel. The 'eyebrows' of these birds give them quite an aggressive look.
Love those lively sketches of yours Kay. Colourful little fellow is your Woodpecker. One sees them so rarely.
Better late than never -- some (acorn) woodpeckers from my 'Bird-a-Day 2015' project:
These guys always look so surprised -- as are we humans when we find their acorn stashes!
07-07-2015, 10:22 AM
Love all these
07-08-2015, 04:34 PM
BeeG, I love your pair of 'peckers!
Here is a yellow-headed blackbird done earlier in the year, acrylics on matboard.
07-09-2015, 01:12 AM
Lovely woodpeckers BeeG!
Great blackbird, Kay! The coloring is exactly opposite to our masked weaver.
07-09-2015, 04:02 AM
BeeG Your woodpeckers are fun. They look as if they are having a serious discussion as to who has the worst headache. :D I like them.
Kay. Beautiful watercolour of the yellow-headed blackbird. I have never seen one and would certainly love to.
07-14-2015, 04:11 AM
another rare species: the zebra zparrow
07-14-2015, 10:03 AM
Nice one, Mary. I've not heard of it either.
07-15-2015, 01:07 AM
Good one, Mary!:thumbsup:
07-15-2015, 12:33 PM
Love all these bautiful birds, some I haven't heard of before. The roosters in particular are lovely, but then again I really liked the ''hmmm'' well I liked them
all, it's hard to choose a favourite. Monica :thumbsup:
08-05-2015, 03:49 PM
So sorry I missed this challenge - I LOVE painting birds! Work has kept me so busy. Since you are all the way thru the alphabet, I'll ask: could I post several of the birds I've done in the past couple years? Cardinal, Seagull, Owl, Flamingo, Rooster, Hummingbird (he's recent)?
08-05-2015, 04:09 PM
I don't see why not, Pat, and will let Viv know unless she sees this first.
08-05-2015, 07:01 PM
Beautiful work throughout this thread! Love all the different species and techniques used to paint them.
Thanks for letting me post my feathered friends, too!
Here they are--- acrylics & pastel
And some my first attempts at using a palette knife.
08-06-2015, 12:53 AM
Pat - a beautiful addition to the birds. Each one of them has its own appeal. Thanks for sharing.
08-08-2015, 04:21 PM
That's an incredible line up Pat! So glad you posted them!
08-09-2015, 05:24 PM
Thank you, Kay! Glad you liked them too, Christel.
Wow, what a great thread crammed with beautiful art!
Here are some things I did throughout the years, all in WC.
08-31-2015, 04:46 PM
Joy, these are all spectacular! You have painted lots of birds! You handle the medium very well.
Thank you Kay! Those were the "best" and there were many more that were disappointing efforts. Most were done years ago, with the except of the macaw, done last week. (I was away from painting for a while, but recently retired. It is amazing you found time to paint daily as a nurse. My husband and I were podiatrists and time was an in demand commodity!)
I overwork so much, which is deadly to WC. Your website and the gallery are gorgeous; I could spend hours on it!
09-01-2015, 12:33 AM
Great paintings, Joy! Thanks for sharing.
09-01-2015, 01:08 PM
Lovely watercolors, Joy! Perfect for our fine-feathered friends' softness!
10-12-2015, 05:30 PM
Pat - what a gorgeous , colourful array of feathers.
Joy. Your birds in watercolour are absolutely stunning. I particularly like the birdhouse one. Excellent work on the wood.
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