Sunday, April 13, 2008

Mountain Blue Bird

Hello Fellow Artists:
I am quite happy this week to have put aside my agonizing over what photos to put in my portfolio for the CCA review in May and found myself working on my painting again.
My thanks this week to Stacey Huston and her EXCELLENT blog A"focus" in the wild. I was inspired by one of the images on Stacey's site and she was kind enough to allow me to take a stab at painting it. The photo she took was of a lone Mountain Blue Bird on a branch on a frigid morning.

Here is my first attempt at it in my sketch book. It is not quite as good as Stacey's photo, but it has a charming quality of its own. I will paint another one this week and see f I can get it just right. If you want to see the original photo you'll just have to wander over to A "focus" in the wild.
Keep on Making Art!


Eve said...

I love your bluebird from Staceys photograph! I'm sure she will love it too! I've always wanted to learn to paint but still havent had the mentor to teach me. I love to put my photography through photoshop to get the look of art but there's nothing like the real thing!
Just beautiful!

Carl said...

Eve- Thanks for stopping by and saying something nice about the little painting. I added you to my blog roll. I love your images! I'll be stopping back often.


Shelley said...

I enjoyed your little painting! Very nice!

Jo said...

That is lovely, lovely, lovely! What a gorgeous shade of blue. I should start painting again.

Stacey Olson said...

Carl, beautiful Job. You did the little guy a very good justice. Thanks so much I am hummbled by your words and your work..

Carl said...

Shellmo - Thanks for stopping by. I'll make sure to jump over to your blog and say hello.

Josie - As always thanks for your support and yes! start painting again!

Stacey - Thank you for the inspiration. Your photos of wildlife are awesome. I am inspired to photograph some animals now too.

Janice Thomson said...

That is beautiful Carl. The blue is stunning and I like the minimalistic approach.

Pat said...

It's adorable Carl