Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Painting #85, A Happy Wild Turkey on Thanksgiving Day...
Oil pastel
12x16 Arches Cold Pressed 140 Lb Paper

(Same painting...just showing the part the scanner cut off.)

My scanner can only handle a 9x12 sheet of paper. I guess I either have to upgrade the scanner or start photographing these larger paintings. (I only have 15 paintings to go for the challenge!) Wild Turkeys are really funky birds to draw--crazy feathers...crazy colors...crazy patterns...a crazy form...and a floppy, speckled wing. It was fun...

Wishing everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving Day!!

24 comments:

holdingmoments said...

Another great painting Kelly.

A very happy Thanksgiving to you, your family, and all your visitors.

Chris said...

Happy thanks giving to you too... Beautiful painting once again!

Wanda..... said...

Wishing you and your family a Wonderfully Happy Thanksgiving, Kelly!

Jayne said...

He's a great gobbler! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours Kelly. :c)

Lois Evensen said...

Very nice. We have two of his relatives here today preparing to meet the family. Happy Thanksgiving!

Hilke Breder said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, Kelly. Neat picture of a native bird, not one of those poor monstrosities bred for the dinner table. I love the effect of oil crayons: solid and dense, very tactile.

Grizz………… said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Kelly. I hope you and your family have a wonderful day and celebration.

Roy said...

Nice work, Kelly! Have a great Thanksgiving.

JKoenig said...

Beautiful! Almost too beautiful to eat, but I can just about smell him roasting.

A Blessed Thanksgiving to you, Kelly, and your Family.

Kerri said...

LOVE this!
And Happy Thanksgiving to you! I am very thankful for YOU and that you share your wonderful talent with us!!

Rural Rambler said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family Kelly!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

What a gorgeous painting of the turkey, Kelly..... You are just getting better and better. I'm SO proud of you.

Hope you and your family have a tremendous Thanksgiving.
Hugs,
Betsy

Dave said...

Gobble-Gobble Peanut!!
Loopy and the Doodles...

Kjell T. Evensen said...

Nice painting :)
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

Toni said...

Happy Thanksgiving Kelly.
I just wanted you to know that my scanner is not a large one either and I can my larger pieces in parts and put them together in photoshop.
Just give yourself enough to overlap to line up.

Montanagirl said...

Terrific job, Kelly! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends.

Louise said...

Lovely turkey! A Happy Thanksgiving to you and your whole family.

Jen said...

Gorgeous colors!

Out on the prairie said...

I find a lot of the striped wing feathers.A great bird to enjoy both alive and on the canvas. Happy Thankgiving to you and family Kelly.
Steve

grammie g said...

Hi Kelly...He is a beauty, nice job!!
Right back at ya on the "Thanksgiving Wishes"

Margaret Bednar said...

Just got done popping my bird in the oven. I'm going to walk across the street and see if the Turkey is still alive on the farm next door. I'm sure he is as he is more of a pet, I think. He gets all huffy and fluff out his feathers if you approach his pen to closely. I'm bringing my camera over in hopes of a good photo. I LOVE your bird here, very grand. And congrats on only a few paintings left to go. Happy Thanksgiving!

The Early Birder said...

Love the gobbler Kelly.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and the family. FAB.

Roy said...

Very topical and just brilliant Kelly.

Kelly said...

...thank you, everyone. I hope your Thanksgiving Day was peaceful and lovely.