Tuesday, January 7, 2014

THE LITTLEST BIRDS

A song by The Be Good Tanyas stays in my as they sing, 
"The littlest birds sing the prettiest songs.  The littlest birds sing the prettiest songs."






These birds were painted with no drawing and on a small Lanaquarelle paper from a pad (6" x 8") of cold press watercolor paper.



The red-bellied woodpecker's bill got a little big - maybe he'll grow into it! ha ha









And here's the little indigo bunting again.  The black mask on his face makes him look mean, but I don't think he is.  He's just in disguise!




So...time to sort through my photo references for the next birds to paint...


9 comments:

Studio at the Farm said...

Love the Indigo Bunting, Rhonda!

RH Carpenter said...

He is a handsome fellow, Kathryn. Hope you and the big boy are staying warm!

laura said...

Ah, you did it, and they're fantastic! congratulations!

CrimsonLeaves said...

They are both exquisite; the blue of the bunting are breathtaking!

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks so much, Laura and Sherry :) And yet, I still want something else. Are we ever satisfied with our own abilities? It's too this or too that, or not enough! ha ha

Pam Johnson Brickell said...

Brave girl - painting birds without sketching first! And, lucky you to have an indigo bunting at the feeder! He's so handsome!

RH Carpenter said...

Pam, doing them with a drawing first makes it easier to do them without drawing the 2nd time - I should just go without drawing and see what happens! Not quite that brave yet, but there's very little drawing going on even in the 1/4 sheet ones.

carolking said...

I like seeing your painting without drawing birds. And there are so many kinds of birds where you live.

JANE MINTER said...

indigo bunting is lovely rhonda ...i've never seen one beautiful markings and colour ... enjoy the tennis... keep warm