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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Kelly - Paintings 24 - 26

Three poses of a little Vesper Sparrow I saw in a field at a local park. These little birds are sweet, but many consider them plain. I like their "plain-ness" and the fact they live in fields where many other birds couldn't survive.  These paintings all started as quick pencil field sketches to capture their gestures. I then washed them with watercolor and heightened them just a bit with colored pencils...




6 comments:

Lorrie Klosterman said...

Kelley these are so beautiful! You got so much character and texture in those feathers, with such grace. Really impressive!

Lorrie Klosterman said...

I meant "Kelly" -- sorry for that extra "e" :O

Elva Paulson said...

You've captured the quiet charm of vested sparrows.

Kelly said...

...thanks, Lorrie and Elva! (Lorrie...haha...most people put the extra "e" in...no worries!) (Elva...I like your description of the bird as "quiet charm.")

Kristin said...

Yes I like the description of "quiet charm". You show the sparrows as not showy, but fitting in and camouflaged to their environment. Like one would be lucky to spot it flitting about.

Kelly said...

...thanks, Kristin!