|Rainbow Lorikeets from a photo by Carla Whelan|
I'm always thinking of what subject I'd like to paint next - and have usually got too many ideas on the go at once, and not enough time to do them so many subjects remain on the to do list!! - but since delivering Cali and Charlie's portraits off I've been itching to paint some colourful birds. Why you may ask? Well Gary's mum (Cali and Charlie's owner) has a parrot, some love birds and some kakarikis and their beautiful colours made me want to get out those lush, vibrant pigments sitting in my palette which haven't seen the light of day for a while. Then last night while I was blog browsing, I came across this wonderful blog Matteo Grilli Wildlife Art from Australia - this particular post showcases the beautiful Rainbow Lorikeets. Now I love my garden birds and the birds that populate this country but the thought of having these colourful specimens populate my garden - now that would be something! All I seem to be getting lately is pigeons and magpies but that's another story! I painted these Lorikeets back in March along with many others who painted from the beautiful photograph that Carla posted to Paint my Photo. I just loved painting with those gorgeous colours, so when I get my new batch of watercolour paper - from a trip to Ken Bromleys tomorrow yay!!! the brighter pigments will be on the agenda.....I've not been to Ken Bromley's before and have got birthday money to spend - all on art supplies, I'll be like a kid in a sweet shop .... happy as a pig in muck .... or a dog with two tails .... you get the picture?
Anyway that's it for today - thank you fellow bloggers for dropping by and reading my ramblings, please take time to leave a little comment - there's none of that word verification nonsense here ....... hugz xx