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Vivien Maloney
05-19-2015, 10:12 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:

JessKerr
05-19-2015, 11:03 PM
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:

Vivien Maloney
05-19-2015, 11:17 PM
Jess - That's great...go for it...remember it begins with the Letter A

tuscanny
05-20-2015, 12:27 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.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-May-2015/1256189-fisheagle_10x14_howies_ops.jpg

Vivien Maloney
05-20-2015, 02:12 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:

chammi kaiser
05-20-2015, 05:22 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-May-2015/39224-186_Bateleur.jpg




HERE IS MY BATELEUR EAGLE

JessKerr
05-20-2015, 05:34 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 :)

tuscanny
05-20-2015, 06:04 AM
Lovely painting of the eagle, Chammi! The bateleur eagles are gorgeous birds!

Vivien Maloney
05-21-2015, 12:04 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!

maryinasia
05-21-2015, 07:02 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-May-2015/185672-IMG_2539.JPG

(from reference library photo by vmrs)

KreativeK
05-21-2015, 09:00 AM
:clap: yay!!! I love projects and this is perfect as I paint many birds :clap: Here is another cardinal:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-May-2015/11698-Branching_Out.jpg

Chickadee:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-May-2015/11698-Chickadee-Valentine-wm.jpg

Chipping sparrow:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-May-2015/11698-Chipping_Sparrow.jpg

maryinasia
05-21-2015, 09:16 AM
love these!

maryinasia
05-21-2015, 09:25 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-May-2015/185672-390321_10151146878465322_9477389_n.jpg

KreativeK
05-21-2015, 09:28 AM
Love your ducks, Mary! Looks like you have them in a row, lol!

tuscanny
05-21-2015, 10:51 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.

mapa127
05-21-2015, 04:05 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

KreativeK
05-21-2015, 04:51 PM
This sure is beautiful! Does it belong in the 'A' section at the beginning of the project?

mapa127
05-21-2015, 05:26 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

maryinasia
05-21-2015, 08:32 PM
beautiful

maryinasia
05-21-2015, 08:48 PM
here are some doves

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-May-2015/185672-580418_10152890538220322_1845754724_n.jpg

KareBear94
05-21-2015, 09:22 PM
Mary your doves are a delight:clap:

maryinasia
05-21-2015, 09:43 PM
thanks!

KreativeK
05-21-2015, 11:04 PM
Lovely doves! I've done some, too.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-May-2015/11698-Inca-Doves-wm.jpg

tuscanny
05-21-2015, 11:40 PM
Lovely lorikeet, Monika!
Those doves are great, Mary and Kay!

tuscanny
05-21-2015, 11:43 PM
My duck in oils. I don't know what type of duck it is.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-May-2015/1256189-duck_oil1.jpg

KareBear94
05-22-2015, 01:51 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 :-)

Karen

maryinasia
05-22-2015, 02:18 AM
these are beautiful!

E for eagle...eagle (not the mountains) from reference library photo by mollerman

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-May-2015/185672-IMG_3531_smll.jpg

tuscanny
05-22-2015, 04:40 AM
Thanks Karen!
Lovely eagle painting , Mary!
Here is an emu sketch in oil pastels.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-May-2015/1256189-emu.jpg

koksie
05-22-2015, 06:56 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.

Bye Brigitte

mapa127
05-22-2015, 07:42 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

tuscanny
05-22-2015, 09:06 AM
Brigitte - a gorgeous duck! I love the red eye and the green head.

maryinasia
05-22-2015, 09:51 AM
love the emu and duck!

KreativeK
05-22-2015, 10:08 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):

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-May-2015/11698-Swampkeeper-wm.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-May-2015/11698-Egret-wm.jpg

Thanks for all the nice comments, too :heart:

tuscanny
05-22-2015, 11:24 AM
Kay - Both are lovely! I was hoping someone would post an egret.

chammi kaiser
05-22-2015, 01:23 PM
Kay, they are beautiful. I love the first one . I keep looking at it and finding new shapes and colours.

chammi kaiser
05-22-2015, 01:36 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.

KareBear94
05-22-2015, 03:32 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... :)

maryinasia
05-22-2015, 08:28 PM
beautiful

KareBear94
05-22-2015, 10:04 PM
So I guess we are on the letter F now....

I'm patiently waiting to post mine for the letter G.... ;-)

tuscanny
05-22-2015, 11:24 PM
A falcon. I've no idea what type.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-May-2015/1256189-falcon.jpg

maryinasia
05-23-2015, 12:25 AM
Beautiful

chammi kaiser
05-23-2015, 08:14 AM
Lovely work on the falcon Christel. I am no bird expert - haven't a clue what it is either.:lol:

chammi kaiser
05-23-2015, 08:22 AM
HERE ARE MY GUINEA FOWLS

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-May-2015/39224-067._Guinea_Fowl_in_Grassland_a.jpg

maryinasia
05-23-2015, 08:41 AM
love the colors

Shirl Parker
05-23-2015, 10:35 AM
I did this for the Toucan Triad challenge in the Watercolor Forum Painted with only 3 colors.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Apr-2009/113427-Sharp_Skinned_Hawk.JPG

tuscanny
05-23-2015, 11:18 AM
Chammi - love those guinea fowl! I pick up the feathers and sometimes I make new brushes with them.
Shirl - beautiful falcon! Great background too!

tuscanny
05-23-2015, 11:21 AM
I made a sketch of the gymnogene a while ago in ops. The glossy starling is in oils.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-May-2015/1256189-gymnogene.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-May-2015/1256189-glossy_starling.jpg

tuscanny
05-23-2015, 12:02 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 .
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-May-2015/1256189-crested_guinea_fowl_wc_a3.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-May-2015/1256189-golden_breasted_starling2.jpg

KareBear94
05-23-2015, 12:45 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..:)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-May-2015/1970829-20150522_134907-1.jpg

Karen :cat:

tuscanny
05-23-2015, 02:02 PM
Lovely goose, Karen! I like the reflections too.

KareBear94
05-23-2015, 02:38 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... :)

Karen :cat:

KreativeK
05-23-2015, 09:02 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-May-2015/11698-At_Waters_Edge_72.jpg
Here's a pair of Canadian geese I photographed at Lake Ransom Canyon, TX,
22x15/watercolor.
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:

maryinasia
05-23-2015, 09:10 PM
these are all so beautiful! esp love the starlings :)

tuscanny
05-24-2015, 12:31 AM
Beautiful Canadian geese painting, Kay!

maryinasia
05-24-2015, 05:09 AM
yes, love the geese, and the guineafowl, and all these!

maryinasia
05-24-2015, 05:13 AM
I believe this one is in the heron family....from a photo I took at a Thailand zoo.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-May-2015/185672-185672-bird_without_border.jpg

tuscanny
05-24-2015, 07:19 AM
Lovely painting Mary! I'm unfamiliar with that bird.
Here is a hamerkop in wc.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-May-2015/1256189-wc.jpg

maryinasia
05-24-2015, 07:37 AM
beautiful!

tuscanny
05-25-2015, 05:24 AM
Another ops painting, this time of the hoephoep. Their way of flying reminds me of a butterfly.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-May-2015/1256189-hoopoe.jpg

KreativeK
05-25-2015, 11:51 AM
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:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-May-2015/11698-HummerSummer72.jpg
An imaginary garden scene in watercolor with hovering hummers

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-May-2015/11698-MaleHummer72.jpg
Male hummer also in watercolor

White Pen
05-25-2015, 12:53 PM
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small Fellow...BullFinch WC Sketch.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-May-2015/1682623-bird1.jpg

Cheers W.P.

tuscanny
05-25-2015, 01:39 PM
Those hummingbirds are gorgeous, Kay!
WP- lovely inquisitive bullfinch!

maryinasia
05-25-2015, 07:40 PM
these are beautiful

KreativeK
05-25-2015, 08:50 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...

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-May-2015/11698-Hawkeye_wm.jpg
9x12 Tombow brush pen/watermedia

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-May-2015/11698-Hen_House.jpg
22x15 watercolor

tuscanny
05-25-2015, 11:22 PM
Lovely work, Kay! I like the colors for your hen.

maryinasia
05-26-2015, 03:19 AM
love this!

tuscanny
05-26-2015, 06:06 AM
A hornbill in watermedia A3
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-May-2015/1256189-hornbill.jpg

maryinasia
05-26-2015, 09:40 AM
wow

KreativeK
05-26-2015, 11:08 AM
Your hornbill is very handsome, Christel!

KreativeK
05-26-2015, 09:54 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:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-May-2015/11698-Hooded_Merganser.jpg

tuscanny
05-26-2015, 11:38 PM
Lovely colors! Beautiful work, Kay!

tuscanny
05-26-2015, 11:41 PM
My scarlet ibis in wc.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-May-2015/1256189-scarlet_ibis_wc.jpg

maryinasia
05-27-2015, 02:18 AM
Yeah! you found an ibis ! ....it's beautiful.

KreativeK
05-28-2015, 09:28 AM
Nice colorful ibis! While in Florida last August I photographed a flock of the white ones just walking around the street.

KreativeK
05-28-2015, 09:11 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:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-May-2015/11698-Ibis.jpg

tuscanny
05-28-2015, 11:36 PM
Lovely work , Kay! Great combination of colors.

tuscanny
05-28-2015, 11:39 PM
Here are my j's: Jay in wc and cp, A4, and Jackal buzzard mainly cp A4.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-May-2015/1256189-Howies_jackal_buzzard_a4_cp_acrylic_white.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-May-2015/1256189-jay_pixabay_mixed_wc_a4.jpg

chammi kaiser
05-29-2015, 05:50 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

chammi kaiser
05-29-2015, 05:58 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-May-2015/39224-002-__Sacred_flight.jpg

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.

tuscanny
05-29-2015, 07:23 AM
Lovely painting of the sacred ibis, Chammi! I've only seen them at a distance though.

maryinasia
05-29-2015, 10:25 AM
love these!

KreativeK
05-29-2015, 11:16 AM
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:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-May-2015/11698-Bluejay.jpg
Watercolor 5x7 Backwoods Jay

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-May-2015/11698-Bluejay_11x15.jpg
Watercolor 11x15 Singing the Blues

Both these were from AMAE forum Weekend Drawing Events in 2010.

tuscanny
05-29-2015, 11:43 PM
Beautiful! How many different types of jay are there?

White Pen
05-30-2015, 03:42 AM
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the fast sketch of Woody the Woodpecker ....

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/30-May-2015/1682623-Woody.jpg


C+C Always Welcome:wave:

Cheers W.P.

maryinasia
05-30-2015, 03:48 AM
beautiful jays and jwoodpecker

tuscanny
05-30-2015, 10:43 AM
Great woodpecker, WP!

KreativeK
05-30-2015, 10:45 PM
There are different varieties of jays. I've painted the green colored ones called appropriately 'greenjays'. :lol: That's a lovely woodpecker WP!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/30-May-2015/11698-GreenJayGaze_redo.jpg
A recent jay on Birds & Blooms magazine card, ink/watercolor.

tuscanny
05-31-2015, 12:28 AM
Lovely colors, Kay! Well done!

tuscanny
05-31-2015, 12:31 AM
This is a Knysna lourie in graphite and cp, A4.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/31-May-2015/1256189-Knysna_Lourie.jpg

Shirl Parker
05-31-2015, 10:25 AM
I just realized we have passed the H's. Fortunately, this works in the L's also.

Leucistic Ruby-Throated Hummingbird, 8x10 acrylic

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-May-2009/113427-Leucistic_Ruby_Throated_Hummingbird.jpg

tuscanny
05-31-2015, 10:46 AM
Beautiful little hummingbird, Shirl!

KreativeK
05-31-2015, 10:53 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:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/31-May-2015/11698-Aussie_Bird_kookaburra.jpg
5.5x4.5 watercolor and ink over abstract bg.

tuscanny
05-31-2015, 11:48 PM
Kay, lovely kookaburra! I like that big bill of his.
Here is another k for kingfisher in graphite.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/31-May-2015/1256189-kingfisher_graphite_howies_a4.jpg

tuscanny
06-03-2015, 11:14 PM
My lilac breasted roller in cp.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Jun-2015/1256189-lilac_breasted_roller.jpg

White Pen
06-04-2015, 04:26 AM
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@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 , im 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

Cheers W.P.

tuscanny
06-04-2015, 07:06 AM
WP - love your ptarmigan!

chammi kaiser
06-04-2015, 07:19 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.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-Jun-2015/39224-159_Im_so_cheerfula.jpg

tuscanny
06-04-2015, 08:10 AM
Chammi - you make that bird look beautiful!:thumbsup:
Here are some more m's: Mandarin duck in cp and macaw in ops.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-Jun-2015/1256189-macaw1.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-Jun-2015/1256189-Mandarin_Male_Duck.jpg

White Pen
06-04-2015, 08:26 AM
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Heron I unfinished since 2013 :(

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-Jun-2015/1682623-14037264228_20fb079134_z.jpg

Cheers W.P.

maryinasia
06-04-2015, 08:48 AM
love these...and the stork really does look like a somber undertaker!

maryinasia
06-04-2015, 08:57 AM
some mallards in the background...

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-Jun-2015/185672-welcoming_committee.jpg

KreativeK
06-04-2015, 10:21 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

Macaws:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-Jun-2015/11698-Lins_Parrot.jpg
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-Jun-2015/11698-Merry-Macaw.jpg
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-Jun-2015/11698-Red_Macaw_demo.jpg
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-Jun-2015/11698-Scarlet_Macaw_TPC.jpg

tuscanny
06-04-2015, 11:14 AM
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!

tuscanny
06-05-2015, 04:26 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.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Jun-2015/1256189-nicobar_pigeon_ops_a4_card_pmp.jpg

GivenToFly
06-05-2015, 05:51 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"
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Jun-2015/1971026-OwletFinishweb.jpg

tuscanny
06-05-2015, 06:22 AM
Lovely owl! What medium is it?

KreativeK
06-05-2015, 09:34 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:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Jun-2015/11698-White-Capped-Noddy-wm.jpg
The ref was furnished on one of our weekend drawing events in AMAE forum last year.

tuscanny
06-05-2015, 09:39 AM
Beautiful painting, Kay! That little one is so cute! I've never heard of Noddy birds before.

maryinasia
06-05-2015, 09:47 AM
thanks!

love the macaws!

cool n and owl :)

love the soft noddy birds!

maryinasia
06-05-2015, 12:13 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Jun-2015/185672-IMG_4714.JPG

KreativeK
06-05-2015, 12:15 PM
Glad you posted him here. Is this acrylics?

maryinasia
06-05-2015, 12:26 PM
yes

tuscanny
06-05-2015, 12:32 PM
Lovely loose painting, Mary! I like the blue in the bird.

tuscanny
06-05-2015, 02:04 PM
The parrot and puffin are both in ops.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Jun-2015/1256189-parrot.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Jun-2015/1256189-puffin1.jpg

maryinasia
06-05-2015, 09:43 PM
beautiful!

GivenToFly
06-06-2015, 09:04 AM
Lovely owl! What medium is it?

Thank you :) its done in medium/soft pastels

KreativeK
06-06-2015, 02:40 PM
Lovely OPs with parrot and puffin!

tuscanny
06-07-2015, 12:07 AM
My quail in pen. A5
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-Jun-2015/1256189-Quail.jpg

maryinasia
06-07-2015, 12:16 AM
beautiful!

GivenToFly
06-07-2015, 06:40 AM
Oh Californian quail .. we own these, they are a beautiful little bird! ... Lovely piece Christel

Vivien Maloney
06-07-2015, 06:59 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

tuscanny
06-08-2015, 11:33 PM
The green Ringneck in oil pastels on sandpaper.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Jun-2015/1256189-ringnecka.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Jun-2015/1256189-Ringnek.jpg

maryinasia
06-09-2015, 06:20 AM
beautiful...really has that alert bird stare

KreativeK
06-09-2015, 02:06 PM
Christel, love your quail and ringnecks! Good poses on the last two also.

KreativeK
06-10-2015, 10:45 PM
If we are on the Rs now, here is a rooster, watercolor/ink on sketchbook paper:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/10-Jun-2015/11698-Proud-Rooster-wm.jpg

tuscanny
06-10-2015, 11:26 PM
Kay - lovely! I like his proud comb!

koksie
06-11-2015, 04:34 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.

Bye Brigitte

tuscanny
06-11-2015, 05:19 AM
Lovely colors! Thanks for sharing, Brigitte.

maryinasia
06-11-2015, 07:55 AM
love these roosters!

maryinasia
06-11-2015, 08:01 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-Jun-2015/185672-crop3.jpg

tuscanny
06-11-2015, 11:12 PM
Lovely scene with the rooster, Mary!

KreativeK
06-12-2015, 08:07 AM
Brigitte, your proud fellow looks so real! Love him!
I like how you put yours into a scene, Mary, just so perfect!

chammi kaiser
06-12-2015, 12:41 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Jun-2015/39224-144_Egga.jpg


HERE IS MY ROOSTER. :lol:

tuscanny
06-12-2015, 01:33 PM
Hahaha! Definitely not his eggs!! Thanks for making my day!

KreativeK
06-12-2015, 08:36 PM
That's a really roiling rooster rage! Love it Chammi!

Here is another 'R', a raven, well several :D

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Jun-2015/11698-image.jpg
Watercolor 11x15

maryinasia
06-12-2015, 09:12 PM
love these!

maryinasia
06-12-2015, 09:21 PM
seagulls

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Jun-2015/185672-gulls_framed.jpg

maryinasia
06-12-2015, 09:42 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Jun-2015/185672-m_067gain.jpg

KreativeK
06-13-2015, 09:09 AM
Love your gulls Mary! So dramatic and powerful. I've painted a bunch of them.

maryinasia
06-13-2015, 09:21 AM
post please :)

KreativeK
06-13-2015, 09:26 AM
I'll try. This iPad is acting up, lol!

tuscanny
06-13-2015, 09:56 AM
Lovely Ravens, Kay!
Mary- great seagulls! Beautiful contrasting colors.

tuscanny
06-13-2015, 10:15 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

maryinasia
06-13-2015, 11:38 AM
love the sunlight and shiny feathers

KreativeK
06-13-2015, 03:51 PM
I love all these Christel!

chammi kaiser
06-14-2015, 03:08 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.

KreativeK
06-14-2015, 09:40 PM
Here is Soaring Seagull, 22x15 watercolor done recently:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Jun-2015/11698-Soaring_Seagull.jpg

maryinasia
06-15-2015, 01:32 AM
beautiful!

tuscanny
06-15-2015, 09:43 AM
Lovely painting, Kay!

KreativeK
06-15-2015, 11:42 AM
Thank you :wave: One more seagulls, acrylics this time on a full sheet 22x30 cold press paper.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Jun-2015/11698-Spirit_of_the_Sea.jpg

tuscanny
06-15-2015, 01:12 PM
Lovely!

maryinasia
06-15-2015, 08:02 PM
delightful!

KreativeK
06-16-2015, 09:44 AM
Thanks! Now for more 'S' birds, namely sparrows:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Jun-2015/11698-Sparrow-Watch-wm.jpg
Watercolor

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Jun-2015/11698-Sparrow-Secrets-wm.jpg
Watercolor

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Jun-2015/11698-SparrowHydrangeasWM.jpg
Watercolor

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Jun-2015/11698-Spring-Sparrows-wm.jpg
Acrylics on matboard

maryinasia
06-16-2015, 10:16 AM
Love these!

tuscanny
06-16-2015, 10:33 AM
Beautiful!

KareBear94
06-16-2015, 02:04 PM
Beautiful Kay :-)

tuscanny
06-18-2015, 01:15 AM
Time for T?:wave: My tui and turkey portrait.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Jun-2015/1256189-tui.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Jun-2015/1256189-turkey.jpg

koksie
06-18-2015, 02:59 AM
Beautiful birds wonderfully painted.

koksie

KreativeK
06-18-2015, 08:15 AM
Wow Christel, these are stunners! Love the poses and your feather treatment is right on!

Toucan in watercolor 30x22:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Jun-2015/11698-Toucan.jpg

maryinasia
06-18-2015, 08:23 AM
love these! delicious textures and use of color

Here's a tufted titmouse

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Jun-2015/185672-tufted_titmouse.jpg

KreativeK
06-19-2015, 10:37 AM
Love your titmouse, Mary!

tuscanny
06-19-2015, 11:28 PM
Gorgeous toucan, Kay!
Lovely titmouse, Mary!

koksie
06-20-2015, 04:12 AM
Once more so many beautiful birds. Here's my titmouse in winter. Oil on stretched canvas 20x20 cm.

Brigitte

maryinasia
06-20-2015, 05:03 AM
beautiful!

chammi kaiser
06-20-2015, 07:06 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.

tuscanny
06-20-2015, 10:35 AM
Lovely painting, Brigitte!

KreativeK
06-20-2015, 09:40 PM
Brigitte, your winter titmouse is such tiny perfection! Love the feel of the cold air against feathers.
Chammi, enjoy your trip!

KreativeK
06-23-2015, 09:42 AM
Turtle dove sketch:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Jun-2015/11698-Turtle_Dove_in_ink_sketch.jpg

maryinasia
06-23-2015, 09:46 AM
pretty!

BeeG
06-23-2015, 09:58 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-May-2015/39224-186_Bateleur.jpg




HERE IS MY BATELEUR EAGLE
Chammi,

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).

tuscanny
06-23-2015, 11:09 AM
Lovely sketch, Kay!

maryinasia
06-24-2015, 09:08 AM
the unanticipated, unusual umbrella bird

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Jun-2015/185672-umbrella2.jpg

tuscanny
06-24-2015, 09:45 AM
Aww, sweet, Mary! Very original!

KreativeK
06-24-2015, 09:47 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:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Jun-2015/11698-Unicolor-Jay-wm.jpg
Watercolor and ink (Pitt pen) on Strathmore Visual Journal for mixed media.

tuscanny
06-24-2015, 11:14 PM
Beautiful, Kay!

tuscanny
06-26-2015, 04:00 AM
Here is my violet turako in cp.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Jun-2015/1256189-violet_turako.jpg

maryinasia
06-26-2015, 09:02 AM
love these

tuscanny
06-29-2015, 06:31 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.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-Jun-2015/1256189-woodhoepoe.jpg

KreativeK
06-29-2015, 11:33 AM
Christel, your violet birds are remarkable! I've not heard of either one. The turako resembles a buzzard.

tuscanny
06-29-2015, 12:35 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

tuscanny
07-03-2015, 06:56 AM
Here is a waxwing in cp and wc.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Jul-2015/1256189-Waxwing_cp_and_wc_pmp_paper_a4s.jpg

tuscanny
07-03-2015, 06:57 AM
If there are no more w's, could we have x,y and z as wild cards where any painting can be added?

KreativeK
07-05-2015, 09:37 PM
Hold on, I'm just back from my trip and have waxwings to post :wave:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Jul-2015/11698-Cedar_Waxwings_ink_sketch.jpg

tuscanny
07-05-2015, 11:29 PM
Lovely combination, Kay!

KreativeK
07-06-2015, 10:08 AM
Here is a watercolor woodpecker featured a couple years ago on one of our WDEs. It is 15x11.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Jul-2015/11698-Woody-Woodpecker-wm.jpg

tuscanny
07-06-2015, 12:44 PM
Lovely! I love their red 'hats'.

chammi kaiser
07-06-2015, 03:44 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.

BeeG
07-07-2015, 08:34 AM
Better late than never -- some (acorn) woodpeckers from my 'Bird-a-Day 2015' project:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-Jul-2015/1497267-150703_acorn_woodpeckers.jpg

These guys always look so surprised -- as are we humans when we find their acorn stashes!

maryinasia
07-07-2015, 09:22 AM
Love all these

KreativeK
07-08-2015, 03:34 PM
BeeG, I love your pair of 'peckers!

Here is a yellow-headed blackbird done earlier in the year, acrylics on matboard.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Jul-2015/11698-Yellowheaded-Blackbird-wm.jpg

tuscanny
07-09-2015, 12:12 AM
Lovely woodpeckers BeeG!
Great blackbird, Kay! The coloring is exactly opposite to our masked weaver.

chammi kaiser
07-09-2015, 03:02 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.

maryinasia
07-14-2015, 03:11 AM
another rare species: the zebra zparrow

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Jul-2015/185672-zebra_zparrow.jpg

KreativeK
07-14-2015, 09:03 AM
Nice one, Mary. I've not heard of it either.

tuscanny
07-15-2015, 12:07 AM
Good one, Mary!:thumbsup:

mapa127
07-15-2015, 11:33 AM
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:

bluemoonstar
08-05-2015, 02:49 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)?

KreativeK
08-05-2015, 03:09 PM
I don't see why not, Pat, and will let Viv know unless she sees this first.

bluemoonstar
08-05-2015, 06:01 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
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Aug-2015/93432-PatsBirds.jpg

And some my first attempts at using a palette knife.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Aug-2015/93432-PatsPaletteKnifeBirds.jpg

tuscanny
08-05-2015, 11:53 PM
Pat - a beautiful addition to the birds. Each one of them has its own appeal. Thanks for sharing.

KreativeK
08-08-2015, 03:21 PM
That's an incredible line up Pat! So glad you posted them!

bluemoonstar
08-09-2015, 04:24 PM
Thank you, Kay! Glad you liked them too, Christel.

JoyK
08-31-2015, 03:32 PM
Wow, what a great thread crammed with beautiful art!

Here are some things I did throughout the years, all in WC.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/31-Aug-2015/116260-IMG_0152.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/31-Aug-2015/116260-IMG_0169.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/31-Aug-2015/116260-IMG_0176.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/31-Aug-2015/116260-IMG_0654.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/31-Aug-2015/116260-IMG_0713.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/31-Aug-2015/116260-IMG_2224.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/31-Aug-2015/116260-IMG_3789.jpg

KreativeK
08-31-2015, 03:46 PM
Joy, these are all spectacular! You have painted lots of birds! You handle the medium very well.

JoyK
08-31-2015, 08:52 PM
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!

tuscanny
08-31-2015, 11:33 PM
Great paintings, Joy! Thanks for sharing.

bluemoonstar
09-01-2015, 12:08 PM
Lovely watercolors, Joy! Perfect for our fine-feathered friends' softness!

chammi kaiser
10-12-2015, 04:30 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.