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.

8 comments:

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,
Carolina

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.