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Tuesday, 30 April 2013

TWITTER

This is the only time you will see me comment on twitter!  Loose reference to a bird I don't know the name of and where I got it from, so if someone knows please let me know.  All I know is that it isn't one of my photo's.  Not as if I sell my work but if I paint something from someone else's picture I write their name on the back.

So it is entitled 'Don't Know Bird' or 'Non Compus Birdus'.  I am venturing forth on my journey to paint anything - Jack of all trades and master of none - that is my goal at the moment.  I have been inspired to paint this little bird by watching a video of Karl Fletcher who goes by the title The Watercolour Journal on facebook.  Brilliant!  Check it out.

I thought it was going wrong so added a touch of salt, spatter, cling film and w/c wax crayon.  Not too bad for me!  May be trying another bird one day ............


Now what can I paint next?




23 comments:

  1. Oh Polly this has turned out brilliantly I love it, the cling film texture for the bark was a great idea, love the splatters and the colours on the bird. You have the right attitude in painting anything as it keeps you thinking all the time on how to tackle a new subject

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    1. Thanks Lorraine. Just cottoned on to cling film! Have thought that tricks are not for me, but I've decided anything goes. I love stretching myself regarding painting, for far too long I have been on that plateau

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  2. looks like a red cowled cardinal to me - saw these at Chester zoo a few weeks ago, gorgeous birds and love your painting of it!

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    1. Is it one of Gary's photographs?

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    2. it could be - the pose is the same but it wasn't on a tree, it's on my blog if you want to check :-)

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  3. Lovely bird and painting. What to paint now... it's time for Lily of the valley but it's a great challenge ;)

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    1. Thanks for popping by, and for your comments. Hm now that is a challenge, not out yet but will make a note of that. Thanks. :(

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  4. Beautiful watercolour with character, this delightful bird seems to look at me from the screen lifelike! I love it!

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    1. Thank you Rita. You say such encouraging things.

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  5. That's a wonderful painting! The bird looks full of character, and the cling film for bark texture is great! I have not used cling film yet, I will have to try one day!

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    1. Pretty new to me, I used it first with brusho.

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  6. This is really awesome , beautiful and fresh colors ...a very happy painting. This little fellow turned out a winner !

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    1. Well thank you kind Jane. I was happy painting it.

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  7. Really beautiful work Polly. Love all the textures especially how they become looser the deeper into the painting we look. Great work on recession.

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    1. Thank you Laura. Encouragement for subjects I don't often paint is gratefully accepted, forthwith, notwithstanding, herewith! In other words, thanks a lot!

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  8. Polly I love your bird...such a great idea to add the spatters for texture. Now go find something else to paint (LOL)!!

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    1. Thanks ok. Will do as I am told! :)

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  9. I don't know much about birds, he looks lovely to me. The colors and different textures look perfect!

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    1. Thanks Blaga. Apparently he is a red cardinal, wish we had them in our garden.

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  10. Oh I love birds as you know by coming to my blog. This is lovely. I dont think I have this blog on my dashboard. I will have to take care of that. Thanks for your comment.

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    1. And thank you for popping by. I love your blog even though I don't always comment I read it. I don't really paint birds but I have been looking at 'painting birds for fun' on facebook, and it gave me the inspiration to try some. And yes I love your interest in the wee birds.

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  11. Hello Polly:) Lovely bird! Why don't you name him/her Twitter?:) Great job on the spattering and cling film! Beautifully done!xx

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    1. Yes, I have called him Twitter. And thank you

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