Monday, June 18, 2012

ROSY-BREASTED



Here is the rosy-breasted grosbeak, finished after some softening of the red into white and the dark into red.

This is a small painting,
7 1/2" w x 11" h
on Arches 140# watercolor paper.


I will put it up on my Small Works blog for sale this week.  So if you are a birder, or just love birds, fly over to the Small Works blog and add it to your collection!

16 comments:

Tina Besecker Marohn said...

Lovely! Nice detail work with the head, eyes and feathers.

Sadami said...

Hi, Rhonda,
Soooooo beautiful! I love this work! Thank you for sharing it.
Cheers, Sadami

Lisa Le Quelenec said...

What a cutie! I like the way that you have treated the background with no detail taking away from the bird. What a winner!

Vicki Holdwick said...

Hi Rhonda,

This is one of my favorite birds and you've captured him beautifully,

xoxo

Jane said...

This is really beautiful, the shape and the colors , so perfect !

Pa Ul said...

lovely painting i like it

CrimsonLeaves said...

What a great job, Rhonda! No surprise to me though.

RH Carpenter said...

Thank you so much, Tina, Sadami and Lisa, for the positive feedback on this one :)

Thanks, Vicki, I do love this little guy - he seems so proud of himself, the way his chest puffs out.

Thanks, Jane and Sherry!

PaUL, thanks for stopping by and for taking the time to comment - you are one diversified and interesting artist (I stopped by your blog and visited for quite a while to see what you are doing).

Pam Johnson Brickell said...

He's quite dashing and seems to have personality plus!

Irina said...

I like your new profile photo so much, so relaxing and beautiful. And windy.
Thank you Rhonda for your warmth and attention..
Birds are so inspiring.

hw (hallie) farber said...

I don't think we have these birds in VA--he's bright and perky.

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Pam, Irina, and Hallie. It's interesting what birds are found in what areas - I was amazed when we first had guests from Utah and they told us they didn't have cardinals!! They are so common here. Of course, we don't have magpies or scrub jays or...wish we all could enjoy all the best birds :)

JANE MINTER said...

wonderful ! love the crispness ..belated happy anniversary rhonda

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Jane :)

http://carolking.wordpress.com said...

I never heard of a rosy-breasted grosbeak but this bird is a cutie.

RH Carpenter said...

Carol, each state seems to have their own regulars and this is just one that flies through on its way to somewhere else, but it's so pretty!