Friday, April 23, 2010

Paintings 25, 28 and 29 - Studies of a Female Black and White Warbler





I love Black and White Warblers and see and hear them a lot on the Little Miami Trail. They haven't arrived yet, though, but I keep watching for them. These studies are from a bird I saw at Clear Creek Metropark in Hocking Hills (southeastern Ohio) last July. I hope to go back there this summer. I loved my time there and saw so many cool birds, moths, and butterflies.

These paintings are part of the 100 Paintings in a Year Challenge.

35 comments:

Chris said...

Hi Kelly,
Wow you are really talented!! I love the second one a lot, but all fo them are splendid!

Kelly said...

Chris...I don't know about talent, but it's a great way to express my love of the bird. A lot of study and observation goes into a painting, and I feel like I know the bird better because of it. Thank you!!

Gaina said...

Beautiful! I have watercolour classes at Uni every Thursday afternoon now and with the Summer Show fast approaching it's a lovely way to release the stress :).

HBFG said...

Very Very ...VERY nice!
You are so gifted! :)

The Early Birder said...

Gifted or what...FABulous work Kelly.

Roy said...

Good work, Kelly!

I have some shots I took of a Chipping Sparrow singing away in a tree this afternoon that I need to edit. He was really performing!

Montanagirl said...

Kelly - just wonderful. You have a very special gift which is so nice of you to share with us!

Felicia said...

Adorable! I love Black-and-whites too, and am lucky to have them year-round where I live! Bravo, too, for managing to capture their mega-complex plumage in watercolors; I'm in awe!

Bird Girl said...

These are so good! I just LOVE that first one - it looks like it would be very difficult to get the black and white RIGHT on this painting. But you sure did it!

Tammie Lee said...

your paintings are wonderful, you really capture a feeling of these wonderful birds!

Laure Ferlita said...

Well done!

NPT said...

Great work........

Elaine said...

Nice work, Kelly. I like these and the two in the last post. Good for you for working out of your comfort zone. That is the only way to grow.

Katherine Thomas said...

So pretty!
Your little bird was a good model for you,too! I love them all!
I agree with your insight about observation being so important, maybe more than talent. (although you are so very talented!)

Kathy A. Johnson said...

Nice, Kelly! I think the warblers have sweet faces.

Jayne said...

She's beautiful! I think I like the second one the best. :c)

holdingmoments said...

Excellent as always Kelly.
I'd love to have half your talent at painting.

Carol Mattingly said...

I hope you know how talented you are. These are beautiful. If only I could have the patience to create such a thing. I think it is wonderful that you can sit quietly and create a beautiful thing that can last a lifetime. Thanks for sharing. Carol

Debbie Miller @HooootOwl said...

Gorgeous!

JKoenig said...

Kelly, those are all so great. I especially like the first one. You are so gifted at expressing yourself with words, photography and the ability to paint it on paper. Wow!

E said...

Great paints, lovely birds, congrats, Kelly, well done!

Tina said...

Hi Kelly,
I love water colors and yours are so nice! You really will get to know your birds as you complete your 100 wc challenge! What other birds will you include in your study?
A very nice post!! So gifted! ;-)

Roy said...

These are just great Kelly.
You have a definite style to your painting now and I can look at a painting and guess that its yours. This must mean something. I mean, well you can tell a "Monet" a mile off.

eileeninmd said...

Gorgeous drawings of the Black & White Warbler. You are talented.

Phil said...

Kelly, You just painted my all time favourrite NA bird and depicted it just as I remember them. There's a photo of one on my blog from Ontario many years ago.

Kelly said...

Thanks, everyone!!! Black and White Warblers are possibly my favorite warbler. I don't know why, but I love them. I hear them a lot on the Little Miami Trail and see them too. I hope they get here soon. I didn't get to check the trail today because of the rain. Maybe this week they will arrive!

Hilke Breder said...
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Hilke Breder said...

You are an acute observer - wonderful sketches - you capture the movements of the warbler so well!

Kerri said...

These are FABULOUS!

Mary said...

Beautiful! Makes me want to see one. You are so talented.

Kathiesbirds said...

Aboslutley wonderful Kelly! You are quite brave to take on this challenge. Looks like it is working out for you though!

Johnny Nutcase said...

your paintings are sooo great! I love BAWWs too. I used to study them a little bit, adorable little guys! I love their squeaky songs :)

RuthieJ said...

Excellent paintings Kelly!
B&W Warbler is about the only warbler I can ID with 100% confidence! ;-)

dAwN said...

Beautiful Kelly!

kestrelart said...

These are beautifully drawn.