Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Watch the birdie!



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This is actually a response to the every day matters challenge #18, "Draw the view from a window of your house, apartment, office, etc."

So to start, I have to admit this is a view from my in-law's home. They have many bird feeders and many birds that take advantage of them.

I also must admit I drew this from a photo my 13-year-old took. (Yes, he's the one with the sketches in the earlier post.)

It was just such a strong image I thought it would be a nice entry into this category.

My watercolor is rusty, but this felt really good to do.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Chuck, you're right this is a strong image. I really like the panoramic framing.

Detlef
http://www.detlefjumpertz.com

Chuck Rose said...

Like father, like son, huh? I'm proud of hime.

Terri said...

This is great. I agree with Detlef about the nice wide angle framing of piece and I also really like the texture you created on the side of the feeder/birdbox. :o)

Shelly McC said...

Beautiful.

Laura said...

Luscious. And look at those greens!! Way to go, Chuck!

Elizabeth said...

WOW! This is gorgeous! Very inspiring! Thanks for sharing it!

Big Harry H said...

And yet another... There's only so many ways i can say i love.

Great job Chuck.

Big Harry

Kate said...

Very nice. And it seems much looser than the fish watercolor. I like the asymmetrical framing.

Chuck Rose said...

Thanks for remembering Kate! Yep, I am trying to make a concious effort to loosen up and keep things more "painterly". It's tough for me because I easily get caught up in making it accurate. What I am trying to do in my work now is find a balance between being accurate and artistic. I still think I have a ways to go.

Kathleen Marie said...

Obviously everyone loves the framing, and I'll have to chime in here too and applaud the use of space. It is a gorgeous watercolor. So vibrant!

Isabel said...

I like the composition! Really dynamic. Like the bird is going to fly away any second.