Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The Nuthatch

NEW WORKS FROM THE STUDIO OF ART BY WENDY
THE NUTHATCH -  graphite, 4.5 x 5.5 - $130 unframed

On this dark dreary day this little nuthatch provided me with some sunshine.  He (could be a she) was hopping from tree to tree in the backyard a few weeks ago and I patiently followed him with my camera.  It is incredible how fast these little guys flit and flirt from tree to tree.  I was madly clicking away in that wonderful setting that lets you take fast action pictures and hoping to catch a few good shots.  I was pleased to capture this one, the classic Nuthatch look, standing upside down on the side of the tree looking out at the world.  The light was good and his colours really stood out.  He has now joined my growing collection of visitors to our backyard feeder. 
My little Nuthatch along with quite a few of my other birds will be part of the show next week; Paints n' Blooms,  Friday, Dec 7 and Saturday, Dec 8, 10-4pm. at West Coast Garden Center, 1420 172 St. South Surrey.  Myself and Audrey Bakewell are the featured artists.  The show is in support of the Alzheimer Society of BC.  We will have free art demos on Friday, Dec 7 - 11:00 Bringing Animals to Life in Graphite with Wendy Mould and 1:30pm Painting on Yupo Paper with Watercolour with Audrey Bakewell.  On Sat. Dec 8,  11-2pm there will be a  Volunteer Facilitator from the Alzheimer Society of BC with information and support on the Society's Education Series and Support Groups.  Come join us.  If you miss the show don't miss the poinsettia show at the Garden Center, last year they had 60,000 plants and this year's display will be just as spectacular!
As usual cards and prints are available of all my work starting at $3.50.
 
 

11 comments:

Carl said...

Really beautiful. I love it.

Studio at the Farm said...

What a sweet, little bird, so very well rendered!
For the colors, did you use Derwent Graphitint pencils?

Brenda Hill said...

You've captured the perfect pose, these little guys are getting quite friendly with me when I top up their seed dish

Barbara A. Freeman said...

I love your bird series, Wendy. Best of luck in the show!

Wendy Mould said...

Hi Carl, I thought you would enjoy it. I was surprised at my last visit to your blog to see you were on the same wave length as me only in photography. The little birds we see each day are just so much fun to see.

Wendy Mould said...

No I use watercolour pencils to add the colour. They seem to have lots of pigment and blend nicely with the graphite.

Wendy Mould said...

Thanks Brenda and Barbara, I do enjoy watching the birds and since we have the feeder right outside our kitchen area we see them alot. I really enjoy drawing them.

Donna MacDonald said...

Hi Wendy - I love your bird drawings. Your detail is incredible =)

Wendy Mould said...

Thank you Donna, I must admit I am really drawn to the detail. I love this little guy too.

Gillian Olson said...

Beautiful painting Wendy. Such a treat to see a Nuthatch.

Wendy Mould said...

I am happy to say we have now got two of them busy on our trees every afternoon. Not sure how long they will be coming but it is a neat sight to see.

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