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Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Another waxwing (sorry!)

Waxwing
© Sharon Whitley

Seems I just can't stay away from painting birds!   The waxwing invasion is causing quite a stir among the birding community as these beautiful birds search for their favourite berries from the Rowan tree - they won't be around for long so I'm just hoping they'll stick around til Friday so I can get a chance to see this wonderful spectacle.

I'm a little bit excited about finally starting a painting that has been on the drawing board waiting to paint for quite some time now  - and I've been avoiding making a start - the beautiful barn owl - I'm taking my time over this one - it's started off quite well, I've done the eyes and happy with them - just hope I don't ruin it now!!   Here is is so far.........hopefully you can tell it's a barn owl!



and finally just for a bit of fun here's a sock monkey - I know a bit random but that's me!

Sock Monkey
© Sharon Whitley

Have a wonderful day whatever it is you're doing xx

19 comments:

  1. The waxwing is such a pretty bird, and like how you have this one eating the berries. Hope you will show the owl as it progresses too.

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  2. Hello Sharon,
    I find this so incredibly well done. It's really amazing to see that beautiful bird met that little berry in his beak.
    This one I find even better than the bird on your previous blog. This is so cute!! Very well done Sharon, this is real enjoyment.

    Many greetings,
    Marco

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  3. Me gustan tus acuarelas de pajaros, los ojos del buho son una promesa espero que muestres la obra una vez terminada.

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  4. I hope you never apologize for painting a waxwing. They are so beautiful as are your paintings! Love the little sock monkey, too.

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  5. The last thing you should do is apologise for giving us such a visual feast. Lovely.

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  6. That waxwing painting is so good. I really hope to see one this year, they have been near us in Knutsford, but I have to go to school all week. From Findlay

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  7. No cause to be 'sorry' Sharon. Love what there is of the Barn Owl so far, and the Monkey too....Random Whitley!!

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  8. It is wonderful to see a bird suddenly appear from a blank sheet of paper. You are a genius Sharon.

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  9. Sharon. Again super waxwing painting..They really are such beautiful birds...Looking forward to seeing Barnie...Keep up the good work.

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  10. Love this version with the red berries - fab!

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  11. I love all your paintings of birds, Sharon.. and your barn owl is coming along beautifully!!!

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  12. All of your bird paintings are so good Sharon but I think this Waxwing is among the best. Looking forward to seeing the Owl finished.

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  13. Beautiful birds as always! Your owl looks perfect so far!

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  14. The Barn Owl looks really good so far, I'm sure you won't mess it up!

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  15. Beautiful pictures Sharon. A true gift by the looks of it.

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  16. Do continue with the birds Sharon, you are painting them masterfully...the Waxwing is really awesome !

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  17. Muy hermosa la acuarela del Waxwing, la inclinación que le diste mientras come las bayas es estupenda. Y las bayas están pintadas con una exquisita delicadeza. Una gran colección todas tus aves.
    Un afectuoso saludo.

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  18. Hi Sharon, I just found your blog. Greetings from Montreal, Canada. Please don't apologize, you have an amazing talent. I love these.

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  19. It's a lovely painting of a beautiful bird, and in this version with the berries it looks so alive. I have never known much about birds, and I've been learning their names for your blog lately :)

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