Sunday, February 14, 2010

Painting #15 - A Happy St. Valentine's Day Sandhill Crane...

A Sandhill Crane walks around with a Valentine's heart on his face every day!
He's the perfect bird to wish you a Happy St. Valentine's Day!

43 comments:

Elaine said...

He is a perfect Valentine's bird. Your painting is absolutely lovely. I'm waiting for the Cranes to come north again, but a few more months to wait.

Carol Mattingly said...

Love that drawing of the crane. He is so beautiful. Thanks for the complement. I love the frozen pond scene too. I'm ready for the snow. I think this might be round 4 or 5. I'm losing track. Carol

Kathy A. Johnson said...

Lovely crane! I just love seeing them, especially when they have their fuzzy little babies with them.

Montanagirl said...

Beautiful painting, and just the perfect Valentine's Day bird. Nice work!

HBFG said...

What a great Idea to wish your readers a happy Valentine!
Really lovely!

Happy Valentine to you too! :)

holdingmoments said...

Perfect bird for today Kelly.

Happy Valentine's Day.

Cicero Sings said...

Happy Valentine's Day to you too Kelly. A lovely bird/painting for such a day as this!

The Early Birder said...

I hope you had a restful day...you deserve it.
Happy Valentine's.....FAB.

Phil said...

Hi Kelly. You have captured an awful lot in that crane's eye. Brilliant touch.

Susan said...

That's a great painting! Love his sweet red forehead...Happy Valentine's Day!

Pam said...

Hi Kelly, you have more talent in your little finger than I have in my whole body.
I have a soft spot for Sandhill Cranes. Your painting is gorgeous and the image of him is pure perfection.

Vickie said...

Love it. Besides the red heart, you captured that sandhill crane expression!

E said...

Beautiful, lovely painting, Kelly.
Same to you. May love be with you always.
Great pics, congrats. Abrazos.

Roy said...

Heh, heh! Mama Gaia has a droll sense of humor.

That's a great painting of the Crane; good work!

Marsha said...

You are so talented! I love this natural valentine from nature :)

Hope your holiday was a wonderful one.

Allison said...

FABULOUS!!!!! You are really doing some special pieces.

Roy said...

Perfect Kelly, great eyes and you got the beak just right.

Deb said...

Hi Kelly
I had some catching up to do on posts and was in awe looking through your gorgeous photos and paintings ♥
Happy Valentine's Day!

JeniQ said...

great painting Kelly!

Busy Bee Suz said...

This is so beautiful!!!!!
Happy Hearts day to you and your family.
suz

JKoenig said...

You always amaze me. Another beautiful picture. Hope your day was a happy one!

Adrienne in Ohio said...

Beautiful, Kelly! Happy Valentine's Day to you.

Felicia said...

Lovely painting, and a lovely observation about those cranes—I live in a area where hundreds of Sandhill Cranes winter, and I've never noticed the heart shape of their head markings. Thanks for showing this off to such a great effect!

Wanda said...

I agree with Phil, the eyes are very special. Yes Kelly...I'm ready for the 6-8 inches tonight!

Anna said...

Kelly I am so glad that you are sharing your art work. You have golden hand with brush and camera. Happy Valentines day to you too. Anna :)

Claire M said...

This is absolutely awesome! Quite a stunning page! Happy Valentine's Day!

Jayne said...

Oh, he's beautiful Kelly, and I love the heart he is giving to us all!

Naturegirl said...

Kelly my first time here and what a treat for a nature lover! Your paintings your photography..you are certainly gifted! I feel I can reach out and pet these images!
Certainly shall be back again!
delighted to come upon your blog!

Chris said...

A simple word Kelly: Magnificent!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A beautiful painting and bird!

Cheers,

Rosa

Laure Ferlita said...

Beautiful, Kelly, and a heartfelt Happy Valentine's Day to you as well!

Heather said...

Awww, what a beautiful and sweet image. Happy Valentine's Day. Enjoy the snow!

Rob Ripma said...

Fantastic Kelly! Awesome job!

DK Miller said...

That is a lovely painting. I forgot you painted in addition to taking photos. Simply lovely.

Uncommon Depth said...

This is so beautiful. I am blown away by your talent and skill shown in these paintings.

Warren Baker said...

Sorry to here your suffering again kelly, you'll soon be out and about again.....I feel for you...Here's a valentines hug x :-)

Tina said...

Gorgeous work Kelly, he was the perfect pick for Valentines Day.. :D

Kelly said...

...thank you! This guy almost seemed to paint himself. I just love their sweet faces, beautiful eyes...and their amazing journeys!

dAwN said...

Absoultly gorgeous! I always love that heart face.

Jain said...

The eyes, the bill, the feathers, so beautiful!

Robin said...

Very nice!

Suzane said...

Sandhill cranes are some of the largest birds in North America and have a wingspan of six to eight feet across, allowing them to fly and soar up to 100 miles in a single day in their quest for food. Huge V-shaped flights of sandhill cranes plying the skies provide a thrilling sight for wildlife viewers. When standing on the ground, adult sandhills can reach six feet tall.

Nancy said...

He is a perfect Valentine's bird. Your painting is absolutely lovely. I'm waiting for the Cranes to come north again, but a few more months to wait.Cruise