Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Soft Landing 6x8 Inches

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This is a little chickadee landing in the snow - I've had a photo of this for a long time, and this time of year there's so much whiteness and gray... Here when I look out the sky and the water are all gray, but the little birds are so cheerful (to me, anyway).
I loved al the colors in the 'white' background.  I used a palette knife, and then got involved with the whirling of the snow and wind.  I don't usually use the knife, but I liked the calligraphy of the whorls.
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17 comments:

  1. Exquisite Kelley! (So good I'll forgive you for not posting a cupcake.) Love the effect of the palette knife.

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  2. Very nice! I like the flutter and flurry of wings against the white snow. I'm partial to chickadees too!

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  3. How SWEET is this painting. I love this Kelley

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  4. Beautiful-your mark making IS calligraphy! Great to see you and your work at the PAC on Sunday, and thanks for adding me to your blog!

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  5. Love this, Kelley! Using the palette knife is perfect for the snow and such a great contrast with the sweet chickadee. Beautifully done!

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  6. I especially like the brushstroke movement in the background!

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  7. Beautiful, Kelley! I love the energy in this ... a fleeting moment captured in paint ... I can almost hear the flutter of little wings! The neutral colors really complement the calligraphic knife strokes ... I like this one very much!

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  8. You were so right to use the knife. You're little painting is just filled with fluttering graceful movement.
    For me, little wrens always make me smile. Like chickadees, they are so small and brave. Who couldn't find such creatures irresistable!

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  9. excellent!! the application of the paint to the right of the bird is an incredible graphic element that completes this lovely composition! just loverly!

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  10. what a nice job on the bird, love the feathers!

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  11. Love the colors and action in the painting. Wonderful!

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  12. Kelly, Iove that you have depicted this little wren all a'flutter. Nice!

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  13. Love this little bird! Your brushstrokes on the background create a great feel of movement.

    I meant to drop by and tell you how much I liked you "Om" elf too. So cute!

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  14. Kelley, Love the sophisticated colors. Love the sweet little bird. Perfect subject, with the perfect colors. Great combination!

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  15. There is such movement in this piece....and your brushstrokes so purposeful. I like it a lot Kelley.

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  16. I love how the texture around the bird gives a real sense of movement around his landing. Great idea - and an adorable painting.

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  17. I was captured by the amazing brush strokes and simplicity of this painting.

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