Today I did some paintings of birds from the field guide "Birds of the World". The birds (photographs) are not grouped in much of a familiar order so I just flipped through and what caught my fancy I drew. I love European Robins and hope to see one in person someday! I also put one in my "Love Entangled" oil painting. I guess the Roman's believed he got his red breast when he pulled the thorn from Christ's head, the blood coloring his breast forever.
The other bird is a Blackburnian Warbler, I just loved the strong pattern and colors! I'm still using the Inktense color pencils so I can get used to them, I really like them so far! The trick of course is coming up with the subtle colors that don't come straight from the pencil.
I do like to write, sometimes things pop into my head and I have to write them down, such as the quotes you see. I especially like the two last ones, I think I should have a tee shirt that says "I paint, therefore I live"
The last painting is for 'camulus', who's left some nice comments on my blog and today said that there was a Red Admiral Butterfly in their kitchen! Awake too early for Spring, just like my ladybugs. (Camulus lives in Northumberland England, the comments are on the last post).