Friday, March 02, 2012

For the birds


I decided to move away from the cute bunnies for a few days to give my hand another try at painting a bird.  Some of you might even remember my English Robin just a few months ago.

Not many are spotted around where I've currently made my "home" but can they be found back home in Ohio pretty much everywhere.  At least that's what I remember from growing up.  Anyway, he's not bad, ey?  :)

P.S. Oh and how about my NEW website header?!  :)

P.P.S.  I'm on Twitter now!  Follow me here.

Happy Friday!

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My weekly contribution to Paint Party Friday.  You can find more wonderful artwork here.
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34 comments

  1. Birds are so much fun. You did a great job.

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  2. Cardinals make such nice painting subjects...well done!

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  3. Sophia, this is gorgous love the bright colour :)

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  4. Great job on the bird though I'm still partial to your poppies! Love seeing your loose painting style, no matter the subject.

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  5. Love the red! And your header's nice, dreamy!

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  6. Oh, he's lovely, Sophia...full of energy and fluff! Wonderful dreamy blog header too. So good to see you stretching from flowers to birds to the moon and back! : )

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  7. Your little bird is so beautiful!! and I like a lot the bright colors on him.
    Happy PPF!

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  8. Love this watercolour! Birds are so much fun to do... I think the black outline really adds a lot. Happy PPF! xoxo

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  9. Wonderful cardinal painting! That's our state bird, but I didn't see any this winter as I usually do. Faye

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  10. He looks so sweet, like a baby bird! Happy PPF!

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  11. Your cardinal is beautiful! You are an amazing artist! Love your new header ;o) Sorry, I am not on twitter. Have fun!

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  12. beautiful cardinal. i love the bold red against the blues and greens of your background.

    great new header as well. i keep telling myself i'm going to figure out how to create a customized one but i haven't gotten around to that yet.

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  13. well I think your bird is beautiful what a beautiful red!

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  14. Love it! I just painted some water color birds today, too! Robins and orioles for me. They'll be up on my blog later this week.
    Happy PPF!

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  15. wonderful.. and that red is great!!!

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  16. Wonderfully creative and lovely bird ~ am following you on twitter ~ love your header ~ namaste, Carol (Happy PPF) ~ enjoy the weekend

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  17. Brilliant cardinal!!
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  18. Of course, I am a bit biased because I live in St. Louis and our cards won the 2011 World Series!
    ♥♥♥

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  19. so so cute... we have had our leopard tree full of rainbow parakeets for the last week and they have brilliant red chests like your bird... I am rubbish at painting animals, so all your lovely illustrations are making me a touch jealous... xx

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  20. Such vibrant color palette ... so energetic!

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  21. Love your new header!
    Lovely painting!!

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  22. Wonderful Cardinal! They visit us frequently (though very infrequently in winter) and I love hearing their song. Can't wait to Spring to see more. Yours is beautiful.

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  23. Loving your pretty bird. Happy PPF, x

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  24. I used to draw birds all the time when I was a little girl. I LOVE birds! Love to birdwatch.

    This little fellow is a cutie! So loving your style!!!

    Smiles
    xo

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  25. what a brilliant painting Sophia!!!! love this!!!!

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  26. I would love to see one of these cardinals in my garden. However, we might not get these cheeky fellas but we do have plenty of robins. There is a tame one in my parents' garden that takes food from their hands.

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  27. The robin's adorable. And I'd love to see more bird paintings. Maybe we could have an animal-themes Sunday Sketches!

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  28. Really cure cardinal, love it.

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  29. So bright and cheerful!
    xx

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  30. He's so cute and fluffy looking. They are such cheery birds, aren't they? It's like they were made specifically to brighten up winter.

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  31. What a sweet little fellow;he's adorable and lovely in his perfect shade of red feathered coat. One heavenly creature to watch for ;we never miss them when they visit our garden ; )

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