Pages

Follow by Email

Saturday, 27 April 2013

Nuthatches and Monty!


Last week's challenge on Paint Colorful Birds for fun, was to paint a nuthatch, one of my favourite native birds.  I used two of Gary's photos for the challenge, one in the nuthatch's classic pose (above) and the second one I just liked the pose.


I've also been enjoying watching the Dyfi Osprey Project live streaming of Monty trying to get himself a female and thought I'd pay a little tribute to him by doing a quick watercolour, he's certainly a handsome dude!


16 comments:

  1. Great, Sharon! They all have so much character. :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. these are wonderful! That Monty sure is cute, hope he gets his girl!!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Your birds are breathtaking!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Three cracking paintings Sharon, I especially like the first one with the Nuthatch in it's most common pose...[;o)

    ReplyDelete
  5. You paint birds so well - I love all three, but Monty with his eyes has stolen my heart :) I hope he gets his girl!

    ReplyDelete
  6. I always love when you paint nature, Sharon. The osprey is especially gorgeous!

    ReplyDelete
  7. oh so beautiful!
    here I was mumbling away about why your posts aren't coming up on my reading list, I just checked your followers and I wasn't on it! I thought I was, lol, I fixed that!I enjoy your paintings and the thoughts behind them, everything has a story right?

    ReplyDelete
  8. Perhaps he could meet up with a nuthatch and they could have an Oshatch or nutsprey. These are lovely paintings, and you make them have life too.

    ReplyDelete
  9. So lovely, Sharon. The osprey made me chuckle. It is so cute.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Lovely washes in these birds, beautiful watercolors!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Lovely set of images, my favourite being the first, great pose and execution.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Lovely the juicy colours of the nuthatches and the osprey is just so cute. Love his expression.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Those nuthatches are a feast for the eye! And the osprey's eyes...well, they make me giggle for that's how feel (and now doubt look like) when my infant calls at 3am!

    ReplyDelete
  14. These pieces are stunning. Great selection of color and composition.

    Love them!
    Have a great day!
    Nora

    ReplyDelete
  15. Wow! What a beautiful trio! Love them all.

    ReplyDelete

I love hearing from you, thank you so much for leaving a comment - I will always try to leave a reply and pop over to visit your blog if you have one - although sometimes I may be slower than others, have a wonderful day xx