Saturday, March 6, 2010

Eastern Bluebird - Original Pastel ACEO - Windows to the Words Challenge

Eastern Bluebird
2 1/2" x 3 1/2" (6.4cm x 8.9cm)
Pastels on Velour
$40 plus $10 shipping and handling in the US
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Gosh I haven't painted in quite a while! It always is a little intimidating to get back in the swing of painting when I haven't done anything for such a long time so I thought I'd just play for my first one back.  This is a little ACEO card, only 2.5 x 3.5 inches, perfect for this little bluebird. They are such bright and cheerful birds, you can't help but smile when you see them.  When I saw James Parker had a challenge on his blog Windows to the Words and this little bluebird was on the top of the lists of reference photos I had to participate. I may end up doing all the birds - we will see.

Psalm 5:3 (New International Version)
In the morning, O LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation.


James Parker said...

Karen, your delightful little chirper is posted, linked, and happily eating up all the birdseed on WTTW Art. Thanks so much, and I will be looking forward to others that might be flying my way. Thanks so much for sharing your talent. James

Carolina said...

Hi Karen!
That's a great comeback to painting! it's a lovely little painting, I like it very much (the bird, the blurry background, the colors, textures...). Way to go :)
Warm regards,

Angela said...

Beautiful painting. I like this.

Dean H. said...

You certainly did this happy little fellow justice, Karen! Love it!

sharon said...

That's the sweetest little pastel painting I think I've ever seen!

Ginny said...

This is a great little blue bird.

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

I just saw one of these little beauties perched in the top branches of my red twig dogwood - must mean Spring is near. This is such a wonderful painting!!!

Karen Hargett said...

Hi James - thanks so much. I'm so glad you had this cutie available to paint. I do plan on doing some of the others - just haven't gotten to them yet ;-/

Hi Carolina - this was a fun one to paint - they are so cute and colorful. Thanks for stopping in I always enjoy your visits.

Thank you Angela - so glad you stopped by.

Hey Dean - thank you. I love the one you did.

Hi Sharon - I appreciate it and thanks so much for dropping in - hope to see you back.

Hey Ginny - thank you. Hope to see you tomorrow.

Hi Claire - that must have been a beautiful sight! I think spring is here - someone said they saw bluebonnets blooming. Thanks so much and especially for dropping in.