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Sunday, 23 September 2012

Cute Coal Tit

from a photo by Gary Jones
link to Gary's blog post here
to see the photo I used you'll have to scroll down to almost the bottom of the post but you'll be treated with loads of birdy pics on the way!

Coal Tit
© Sharon Whitley


Regular visitors to the ole blog will know I moved into a new place back in April and I've been trying to coax a  variety of birds into the garden, I've no trees in this garden but there are a couple lining next door's garden so I've placed the feeders along there by the fence. I've had plenty of sparrows, link here, the odd blue tit, blackbirds, pigeons and the like and more recently lots of starlings but nothing like the variety I used to get where I lived before. backing on to fields - but I'm finally getting in a wider variety and am chuffed to bits.

The goldfinch  link here  is still visiting regularly




along with handsome robins

 female greenfinch


chaffinch

and the cute little coal tit (my favourite)  is here all the time now



I really love painting birds and it's not very often I say this but I'm really pleased with the coal tit painting posted above - he came out just how I wanted him to, all cute and lovely - I'm planning on painting all the birds that I see visiting my garden - a little tribute to them all so hopefully lots of bird paintings coming soon!

As always I look forward to reading your lovely comments, take care and hope you're having a great weekend!

33 comments:

  1. Love the Coal Tit Sharon, my favourite of the family with the Long Tailed a close second.

    Looking forward to more 'birdy' pics, meanwhile my regards.

    Pete.

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    1. thank you Pete - the coal tit is my favourite too and really enjoying watching my little friend in the garden

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  2. Watch out Sharon otherwise you'll become a bird and wildlife 'nut' like me and you will be booking your holidays in accordance to what wildlife is there. Anyway love this one and all the piccies too. How did you achieve all those lovely white lines in the wing?

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    1. Laura, I'm already there as far as birds and wildlife are concerned - always have loved it but going out and about with Gary photographing has made me love it even more! - the white lines in the wing is simply the white of paper showing through - I painted in the lines with a mix of burnt sienna and cobalt blue and then when almost dry I gently washed over the area to soften them

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  3. Aww... I just love the whole idea of birds at the garden!!! I would have been excited just to see them coming for food and been there, like pleasant visitors that can make anyone's day :)
    The painting is cute, as you said, and very beautiful! You are making gorgeous art, dear Sharon and I'm always happy to see it!
    Smiles from Greece.

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    1. thank you so much Konstantina as always for your lovely comment, hope you're nicely settled back in Greece xx

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  4. I have just spent 15 minutes showing my girlfriend around your blog and like me she was in awe of your lovely paintings and drawings.
    A lovely talent to have.

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    1. ah thank you - what a lovely thing to say, really glad you both like them - hope you're knee's not too bad today..

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  5. That's a fabulous painting Sharron, and those are great photo's. ;-)

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  6. Love that Coal Tit painting Saron - unfussy and so effective!

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    1. oops sorry about the typo - Sharon!

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  7. Nice painting. I have poked around your blog a little bit and it is very nice! I am going to add you to my blog roll on my art and poetry blog called Kathie's Poet Tree. I also have a birding blog as well.

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    1. thank you Kathie, so lovely of you to pop by, I'll take a look at you blog now

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  8. Your camera takes beautiful photos, Sharon! and of course, I love this painting of the bird..colorful and realistic!

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    1. some of the photos are from Gary's big camera so can't take credit for them all, thanks for the comments, so glad you like the painting, I was really pleased with how it turned out

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  9. I am charmed by the beauty of your birds.....but also by the beautiful pictures that you publish. Have a good week, Sharon!

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    1. Hello Tito lovely to see you here again, most of the photos I post are Gary's so can't take credit for them all! I'm really enjoying painting birds at the moment, glad you like them

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  10. Great painting, Sharon! What a variety of birds visit your garden, I love the pictures!

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    1. thank you Judy, the birds have been back visiting this evening, I love watching them

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  11. Sharon, you really have captured that coal tit so wonderfully! I look forward to seeing more of your birds.

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  12. Sharon, what a cute painting of the coal tit! Also thank you for your kind comment on my blog and I wanted you to know that I posted a few links in the comments to help answer your questions!

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    1. thank you Mick, off to paint a blue tit now!

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  14. It's a fantastic painting , the little bird is just perfect ! And I admire your ability to coax all these little wonders into your tree free garden !

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    1. Thank you Jane, it's lovely finally getting them in

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  15. Excellent paintings so realistic.

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