Tuesday, 18 October 2011

birds

Canvas

I had a fabulous three days on a workshop with Dina Wakely. A truly talented lady if ever there was one!  Day one we painted birds, the backgrounds were meant to be full of art journal techniques to add some interest, but in all honesty when I painted my canvas I just loved it before I got to that part, so I stopped.

bird1

So here’s my practice piece with a single bird, and below the three birds again but with some extra elements in the background.

bird2

I’m thinking I may do another canvas as I enjoyed making these so much.  Maybe I should add some into my journals.

15 comments:

Angelnorth said...

These look lovely, great backgrounds and fab birds!

Sarah said...

purty!

Karenliz said...

Beautiful! I would have a hard time adding to the background of your first canvas. Question..I have a vintage picture of birds like that. Was it transfer or mod podged to the canvas and painted over? What a cool idea.

biskit said...

Karenliz - the outline of the birds was a traced onto the canvas then painted in freehand.

vixen said...

Your canvases are stunning :) think the bottom one is my fave :)

sutty said...

They look gorgeous - beautiful painting..and effects :)

Claireliz said...

They're fab Vicki, pwetty birdies.
C
xx

Ali said...

fantastic, so vibrant and striking.

Kath said...

Lovely looking at these. I love the backgrounds ,gorgeous colours and your birds are great.

Angie said...

These are fabulous ...love them all.

Elaina said...

Beautiful paintings, love the colours.

fatmonica said...

These are beautiful and I love the backgrounds just the way they are!

Deborah said...

Gorgeous birds!

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

Wasn't it a fun weekend? love your birds :)
Jennie

Sue said...

Wow Beautiful!