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Sunday, 7 April 2013

Wilbur the Wagtail


© Sharon Whitley the Rambling Artist
Wilbur the Wagtail

Regular readers of this blog will have read me mention a site called Paint my Photo. We have a monthly challenge there and this month we are painting in memory of one of the much loved photographers who have posted their beautiful photos for artists to paint from since PMP was first created a few years ago.  David Smith aka PixelBloke on PMP sadly died last September and this month members are asked create a piece of artwork using his photos as inspiration as a lasting tribute to him.  The Wagtail painting here is my contribution but I'll probably paint a couple more before the end of the month.  I was drawn to his photo of the Wagtail as I love photographs of common birds that are often overlooked and I just loved the pose of this little cutie!

Some of you may remember that my daughter Sian started a blog a few weeks back - she hasn't been posting to it much but has posted some photos there today that she took at Chester Zoo last week - it would be lovely if you could pop over there and give her a bit of encouragement!

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11 comments:

  1. Here's my comment to let you know I've 'popped by' Sharon.

    The Wagtail is brilliant....Of course.

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  2. Yes love your wagtail, I hope to participate in PMP tribute, time permitting. Popped over to Sians blog, some lovely shots there

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  3. What a lovely little chap, Sharon!

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  4. Really lovely...almost like posing , just waiting to be painted :-)

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  5. Love this little pied wagtail Sharon. Hubby and I think these little chaps love the 'urban life' as we only ever seem them wandering around surpermarket car parks around here. Very strange... :-)

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  6. This painting of Wilbur is a lovely tribute to the photographer. I am now off to visit your daughter!

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  7. Super painting of the Pied Wagtail Sharon...[;o)

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  8. Such a lovely piece, Sharon. I love the midnight blues you've captured in his black feathers.

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  9. It is lovely Sharon. I hope you have a great week.

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  10. Lovely painting Sharon. Really caught the character.

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  11. Delightful tribute and wonderful control of gets. Beautiful.

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