….no comment, just cute
Thanks Kevin for another wacky bird but I personally think this one is more cute than wacky.
…back in August I promised to post photos of the birds in the birdbath
On the weekend I decided that I needed to put the birdbath away for the winter. To be honest with you since I put it into my garden I hadn’t seen one bird use the thing. Well at least I hadn’t observed any action over there. I wondered if it was too close to where we sat.
Looking out the back door on Saturday I noticed that a bird landed on the edge of the bath. I quickly picked up my phone and gingerly made my way to the patio table. The bird took no notice of me but I didn’t want to chance it and scare him off so I stayed back and used my zoom feature on the phone. They’re not the best shots but I was pleased that the birdbath was a hit with this little fellow.
…thanks to Nancy Merrill for hosting A Photo a Week Challenge
I’ve probably posted some of these before but they’re my favourite ‘eye’ photos.
….part of the Sketchbook Revival
On day one of Sketchbook Revival one of the two visiting artists was Carla Sonheim. You’ve heard me mention her many times on my blog because I’m constantly taking on-line classes with her. For this particular session, Carla had us look for animals or objects in a photo of sidewalk cracks that she provided. I’ve done this exercise many times with my students when I was teaching. It’s a lot of fun and it’s amazing how many different things people can find. Here are 3 animals and one person that I found in the same photo.
|synonyms:||harvest, year’s growth, yield, produce, vintage, gathering, reaping, gleaning, garnering;
“some farmers lost their entire crop”
This bird certainly has a thick crop of feathers on top of his head.
….not sure if our granddaughter has seen these yet
My husband doesn’t always share his drawings with me but when he does I download them into my ‘Photos’. I know that tomorrow is suppose to be ‘Fishy Friday’ but I’m not sure if that’s happening. If it does I’ll make sure to pass it on to those of you who enjoy his work.
….day 124 for 365 Days of Art
Using watercolour I added colour to a doodle that I had made last week. This time I looked for shapes and found a bird and a whimsical bee. With other shapes I created some abstract flowers. Here is the doodle before paint.
….day 80 of 365 Days of Art
For the Tape n’Stuff assignment that Carla Sonheim gave us I made two backgrounds. Yesterday I posted the first one here where I explained the process for this project.
Here is my second attempt at this unusual assignment.
I went back to some of the one-liner birds that I had done and decided to redraw two of them onto the taped and collaged background that I created yesterday. After I lightly drew the shape onto the collaged surface I took acrylic white paint and filled in the shape. After it dried completely I used a Koi Colouring Brush Pen in black and outlined the shape and added a few details. I then applied some water with a brush to the black marks to soften them and create shadow.
Here is the first completed piece: