Monday, June 13, 2005

Back to the bird feeder...


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I was pretty busy this weekend. My family and I did a charity walk for cancer research Friday night, and I pretty much finished installing a new wood floor in the first floor of our home Saturday and Sunday. I wrapped up at dinner time and had just enough energy left to do one more watercolor sketch from the bird feeder. I love this feeder. It makes the birds hang upside down to feed. Torture on our part? I don't think the little guys care.

18 comments:

Terri said...

Wow! This is absolutely gorgeous. The colours are just vibrant - the bird just comes to life on the paper. Worthy of framing I think. Well done.

Shelly McC said...

Beautiful Chuck.

Anonymous said...

I love the bird! Watercolor is such a difficult medium, and you've handled it so skillfully.

Joan
Out On A Limb
http://www.aztriad.com/joanalll.html

Aravis said...

This is exquisite!

Karen Winters said...

I reallly like it, Chuck. I wonder what the bird is ... we've had some yellow and black headed birds around her lately - but we're in Calif. Do you know the species?

Robyn said...

In a word ... stunning!

Cheers,
Robyn
Scratches & Scribbles

Laura said...

Watercolor can be namby-pamby but your goldfinch and surrounds are rich and detailed and very beautiful. I don't know how you managed this with all that you did this past weekend, but I'm so glad you did!

Cin said...

beautiful, such gorgeous colors !

Lindsay said...

Really beautiful. I'm taking a watercolor class at the end of the month....I'm inspired!
Lindsay

Kate said...

I'm really impressed by your handling of the watercolors, in particular the almost pointillist colors of the bark and all of the different colors on the beak.
How big is the painting?

Malinda said...

Your goldfinch could just fly away, very beautiful! I aspire to your skill and art with watercolors, Chuck! Thank you for sharing it!

aeioubooks said...

I've got to hand it to you for being able to create such a beautiful illustration after having had such a busy weekend. With 2 kids of my own I know what busy can mean. You must really love what you're doing. Great illo.

Chuck Rose said...

Wow, what a quick response! Thanks everybody. Here's some answers to questions that came up:

Karen, the bird is a goldfinch. If you put a feeder out around here (D.C. area) they show up out of nowhere.

Kate, this isn't very big. it's 5.5" x 8.5".

I liked it when I finished, but I still feel like I'm falling into my olf habbit of being really tight. The next one will be looser! I promise!

Big Harry H said...

I can see i'm going to need a thesaurus for my future comments, because the "I love it" isn't going to cut it.

I just love your talent so much.

I think i love the mood you caught the best.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous!

violetismycolor

Kathleen Marie said...

COLOR COLOR COLOR... mucho pleasing to a major color addict. BRAVO! :)

Carolyn said...

Whassup Chuck?!!
Love your birds!
You commented on my last post that it was somewhat "myan"... maybe you meant "Mayan"?? :c )
BTW, it's really cool that you do charity stuff with your family!
Carolyn

Sheila Hudson said...

I like your boldness with watercolor, nice! I have the goldfinches at my feeder also (in Idaho) and we enjoy them so much. I've not tried to draw or paint them though.