Saturday, January 7, 2012

Song Sparrow under the pines...


Painting 203. Song Sparrow Under the Pines
(watercolor)

I painted this Song Sparrow from a photo I took last January after a snow storm. The little guy was under a pine tree rooting through the dropped pine needles. He was looking for left-over bread crumbs. Birds had been scraping through the snow and pine needles all day, and dirt had been kicked up too. Eventually he found a bread crumb, ate it, and starting looking for more!

18 comments:

Elaine said...

I love this one, Kelly! I'm so glad you are continuing with the challenge. Every painting you post is better than the last, and you started out with some lovely paintings!

Bob Bushell said...

Fantastic the painting of the Sparrow.

TexWisGirl said...

that is beautiful! you captured his subtle shades perfectly!

Dan Huber said...

Lovely painting Kelly

Carol Mattingly said...

Kelly this one is gorgeous. Really the blues and browns. Beautiful. Carol

Mary Ann Gieszelmann said...

Yes, I really like this watercolor. It is so restful.

Log Cabin Studio said...

Wonderful painting Kelly.

DeanO said...

I like what Carol said - beautiful colors and so delicate.

Roy said...

This is great Kelly.
There is a real depth of field in the bird itself and that eye is perfect.

Mary said...

Beautiful! You just get better and better if that is possible!

kestrelart said...

I particularly like the way you have splashed in the background in blue and spattered it with paint. The lines defining the foreground work well too. The bird is great as always

Montanagirl said...

Love this! Such talent you have.

Janice K said...

Pretty..Pretty..Pretty!

Caroline said...

What a delightful watercolour Kelly! Happy New Year - hope to see more of your bird paintings!

Kerri said...

He's lovely! I would love to learn watercolor painting. Any tips or books that you can reccomend?

Kelly said...

...thank you, everyone!! These are the birds I sometimes say, "Oh, just a Song Sparrow..." when I'm out looking for Savannas, or Heslows, etc., but they really do have a beautiful song...and are very pretty.

Kerri...I'll send you a list. I have so many books, but mostly, it's just putting paintbrush to the paper and practicing. Also...Laure Ferlita offers wonderful watercolor classes. her link is in my sidebar.

Guy said...

Hi Kelly

A lovely sparrow I really like the colours.

Guy

Kathiesbirds said...

Cute! I had my first song sparrow of the year for Massachusetts in my yard today! I actually saw my very first one of the year down in Connecticut on the 5th in my mother's yard.