Sunday, February 13, 2011

Happy St. Valentine's Day!

Tug Chiggy, tug!

...ahhh...thanks, Chiggy! Nothing says love like a rose-petal heart from a chickadee...

Have a happy St. Valentine's Day all you beautiful bird lovers!


...these are paintings 112 and 113 in the 100 Paintings Challenge. The idea came to me while I was taking Laure Ferlita's mini eClass: Valentine Cards. Our assignment was painting roses, and after I finished my class roses, "Chiggy Tugging on a Rose Petal" popped into my head. I love the simplicity of the first little chickadee. I hope you all have a wonderful St. Valentine's Day.

32 comments:

Sue said...

Now that is one sweet little bird!
Have a wonderful Valentines Day!

Out on the prairie said...

Very nicely done. I sat for a few hours hoping to get a good shot on these nervous little birds and got 4.I did see the first purple finches coming through. They stay for 2-3 weeks until it warms enough to fly farther north.

Chris said...

Excellent paintings Kelly and I hope you will get an happy valentine ;-)

Vickie said...

Gorgeous, Kelly. Light, simple, sweet!

Lois Evensen said...

Oooooh, how sweet! Beautiful painting! ;)

Happy Valentine's Day to you, too!

Hugs,
Lois

eileeninmd said...

Such a sweet little chickadee! Happy Valentine's Day!

Cherrie said...

I love them, so cute!

Wanda..... said...

You made a lovely Valentine, Kelly...Chiggy is a sweet heart!

Felicia said...

Adorable, clever, and beautifully done, as always!

Montanagirl said...

Very charming. Nice work, Kelly. Love it.

Birding is Fun! said...

Can I give those to my wife?! Wonderful!

Cicero Sings said...

Especially like the first picture. Happy Valentine's Day back.

Kjell T. Evensen said...

So clever and so perfect for Valentine's Day.

We'll be back in Ohio soon and hope the snow is gone by then.

grammie g said...

Hi Kelly ...that is so precious very nice ♥ ♥ &hearts:Happy Valentines to you to!!!

forgetmenot said...

Such a charming idea for a picture and so well executed. Nice shots of the hawk in the previous post too. Happy Valentine's Day.

holdingmoments said...

Kelly, that is brilliant.
The second painting would make a perfect Valentine card.
Hope you have a great day.

Kelly said...

Sue...thank you! Chiggies take the cake for sweet!

Steve...alright! I'll head over to see the Chiggy shots. Glad to hear the Purple Finches are coming through. I guess spring can't be far behind.

Chris...thank you! With Rick and Matty around, it's bound to be fun!

Vickie...thank you! I want to do more of the light...simple...sweet. I like that, but I always tend to go to the detail!

Lois...thank you!!!

Eileen...thank you. Chiggies make it easy!

Cherrie...thank you!! :-)

Thanks, Wanda! It's so fun playing around with chickadees...they are so distinctive, you can capture them with just a few paint strokes!

Felicia...thank you very much. (Clever is something I don't normally hear attached to my name!! Cool...I'm going to make sure Rick reads your comment. He's normally the "clever" one!) :-)

Mona...thank you! :-)

Birding is fun....sure thing!! :-)

Cicero....the first is my favorite too. I love his little tugging posture. thank you!

Kjell...thank you!! There is that "clever" word again. I love that! :-)

Thanks, Grammie...it was definitely fun painting them, and they only took a few minutes...no detail and quick.

Forgetmenot....thank you very much! :-)

Keith...hope you do too, and thank you!!! One of these days I'm going to make some bird cards out of my paintings...

Kerri said...

Oh this is FABULOUS! And a great idea!!

Jayne said...

My heart melts.... :c)
Happy Valentine's Day my friend!

Kelly said...

Thanks, Kerri!

...Jayne...thanks...I know you love the chickadees! :-)

Hilke Breder said...

Looking at your post this wintry morning, Kelly, cheered me up. I think I am going to forward the picture to me husband and tell him it's from me! :-) Of course, he won't believe it - He knows I don't have your gift. Wonderful post!! Happy Valentine's day!

troutbirder said...

Sweet Chickadee and Happy Valentines. That young Coopers is fantastic. Now how do you get them to fly up on your deck and pose?

dAwN said...

Awww..I LOVE this! You are amazing! Thanks!
word verification was fitting.. wingl :)

Kathy A. Johnson said...

Darling little guy, Kelly!

Grizz………… said...

What a cute idea, and so well done! A chickadee with an offer no one can refuse! Happy Valentine's Day!

Elaine said...

Lovely! The chickadee and the roses are perfect for Valentine's Day. Happy Valentine's Day to you.

Mary said...

Ahhhh...I absolutely adore that little chickadee with his heart :-)

Laure Ferlita said...

Happy Valentine's Day, Kelly! Hope it was as sweet as your little painting!

Rural Rambler said...

Darling Kelly!

Kelly said...

...thank you, Hilke!! :-)

Trout....that was the first time a Cooper's sat on the deck. Boy...what a surprise! I'm glad he didn't fly far, because I was able to really study him. Thanks!!

Dawn...ahh..thank you! I love it when the word verification matches up. Funny...

Thanks, Kathy!!

Grizz...thanks! Wouldn't it be cute if a chickadee really did pluck off a petal and carried it around. I can see it in my mind's eye!!

Elaine...thank you! Hope you had a nice one!

Mary....thank you so much! :-)

Laure....thank you! I loved your class...it was a sweet day. Hope your day was too!

Pix...thank you!! :-)

Kathiesbirds said...

What a perfect Valentine! Thanks! It is so sweet!

oldcrow61 said...

Wonderful paintings. Hope you had a good day.