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Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Collared Dove and dare I say it ...... Christmas is coming!


Collared Dove

© Sharon Whitley


The latest in my garden bird series is the collared dove who I often see perched on top of one of the feeders or on the bird house


I experimented a bit with the feathers and quite like the effect.  And you may have noticed that dreaded word in today's blog post title ...........Christmas aaaaaargggghhhh!!!!!    I've just had some of my paintings from last year made into professional Christmas cards to give out to friends and family (they've been reprinted and I'm much happier with them now!!) - I'm offering them for sale to anyone who's interested at the bargain price of £1.50 each!  They are 6 x 4" and come with a white envelope and cello bag.  Here are the designs




all above images © Sharon Whitley

Just let me know if you'd like one or more - in the meantime hope you're all having a lovely day, I'm  still looking out for that Sparrowhawk in the garden but he hasn't made an appearance yet - not while I've been there anyway!

14 comments:

  1. Dear Sharon,
    Just wanted to let you know that I am taking a break from blogging and closing my blogs. You have always been so kind to leave comments from time to time so wanted to let you know. I wish you all success with your own painting career.
    Maggie Latham

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    1. thank you for taking the time to leave me a comment Maggie - I hope all is ok with you - I wish you all the best, take care

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  2. Are you a famous painter because I think you should be. From Findlay.

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    1. Ah bless you Findlay you've made my day, thank you

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  3. I just wanted to comment on what Findlay has just said in his post above this. I think this was the nicest thing he could have possibly said and hope one day he could be right.

    Best Wishes Sharon.

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    1. You're right Pete, the nicest comment I've ever had!

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  4. Love the cards, hope they do well for you, need to get some sorted, before we know it, it will be here!!!

    Also agree with Findlay.... one day....

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  5. Findlay that is a lovely comment and I know Sharon will be thrilled..... by the way I agree with you but I keep getting told I'm biased!!!

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  6. Beautiful Collared Dove painting - I love the feather effects especially. Every Christma I think I'll get all my shopping done about this time of year yet somehow always end up doing it a little too last minute. Perhaps this year WILL be different!

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    1. I'm the same Jerry, always leave things to the last minute but then I quite like doing my Christmas shopping when I'm feeling all Christmassy which I don't at this time of year - but at least I've got my Christmas cards sorted early this time!

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  7. I love your bird series, Sharon! Love your cards!

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  8. Lovely bird, Sharon. The head is wonderfully realistic.

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  9. Dear Sharon - love all your birds. Especially the dove. We have the grey morning doves that visit our feeders and they are certainly one of my favorites.
    Thanks for sharing your wonderful art.

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