Friday, June 8, 2012

SPRING COMES CALLING

NEW WORKS FROM THE STUDIO OF ART BY WENDY
SPRING COMES CALLING  - 5 x 7 - $220 Framed
Wow, all of Steve’s work on our birdfeeder is starting to pay off.  More birds are coming and they are bringing their friends.  Of course we have had our faithful house finches, juncos and chickadees with the odd flicker and starling thrown in but we have been yearning for more.  Our first newcomer was the Goldfinch.  First he came to check things out and then he brought his mate.  We were thrilled.  It was a bright sunny day and his colours just glistened in the sun.  I was quick with the camera and got a few very interesting reference shots.  Because our visitor was so cautious I decided to put him in our lilac tree which sits close by.   That way he could keep watch while his mate visited our feeder. 
It is really fun to watch the birds, right now the chickadees have their babies lined up on the railings as they gather food for them.  It is quite a performance to watch.  As you can expect more material for me!! 

3 comments:

Brenda Hill said...

Just beautiful Wendy

Studio at the Farm said...

Wendy, what a handsome model, and what a beautiful painting! I love the effect you've created by coloring only the goldfinch. It really is so striking.

Wendy Mould said...

Thanks Brenda and Katheryn, I really like that blend of colour with the graphite but only in certain situations. And of course you just have to include the yellow when drawing the goldfinches, it just wouldn't be right without it!