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Monday, 17 September 2012

Blackbird...

Mr. Blackbird


Voortbordurend op het thema dieren, besloot ik deze regelmatige bezoeker aan mijn tuin te schilderen. Hij heeft deze typische hangende vleugels waardoor hij onmiddellijk herkenbaar is. Als ik in mijn tuin aan het graven ben, houdt hij mij gezelschap en komt heel dichtbij om de wormen op te pikken die aan de oppervlakte komen. Hoe dan ook, niet zo spontaan als het muis-schilderij, maar hier is ie!
Ik heb hem ook ingezonden naar de Daily Paintworks challenge van deze week.

Being on an animal theme, I decided to paint this frequent visitor to my garden. He has these typical drooping wings that make him instantly recognizable. When I am digging in my garden, he accompanies me and comes very close to pick the worms that appear to the surface. Anyway, not as spontaneous as the mouse painting, but here he is!
I also submitted this to this week's Daily Paintworks challenge.

47 comments:

Anns Art said...

What a lovely little visitor to have in your garden and following you around as you work, love your painting.

John (JWJarts) said...

I have a Robin that is always under my feet when I'm in the garden ... it's a nice feeling. This is a lovely painting Judy and your bird looks such a friendly character. Love it.

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

Fantastisch geschilderd Judy. Wat een prachtige merel. Je kleur is super en de uitstraling zo zacht.
Je kado is ook prachtig. leuk hoor.
groetjes Marja
(marjascreativity)

fados do lar said...

Your blackbird is gorgeous! :)

Jenny Short said...

Love the little Merel. We have several which we call Hari 1, Hari 2, Hari 3 because we can't tell which one is which except by their territory. You have really captured him well. xo Jenny

JANE MINTER said...

beautiful !

Laura Moore said...

Such a gorgeous blackbird Judy.

Irina Rekhviashvili said...

I like motion and character of this bird.

Judy said...

He is nice company, Ann, we chat a lot:) Thank you!

Thank you John! Yes it is a nice feeling! We hardly see robins here, I'd love to paint one!

Dankje Marja! Ik zag zoveel kleuren in dat zwart, ik heb dus ook helemaal geen zwart gebruikt.

Thank you Fados!

Thank you Jenny! They do look all alike, except for this one, so funny!

Thank you Jane!

Thank you Laura!

Thank you Irina!

loulune said...

I am in awe! :)

Rita Vaselli said...


Ciao,Judy! I like how you painted the blackbird: you took a particular expression and the feathers are so natural!
What coincidence!I also had the card from Irina...today!

Cora said...

Hij is zo prachtig geschilderd Judy. Groetjes!

Sonia Aguiar said...

Me encanta tu acuarela, es un ave preciosa. ¡¡Feliicdades por la tarjeta!!

Jane said...

Absolutely beautiful ! And congrats on the card, she really makes awesome paintings.

renate said...

Hallo Judy:) Over de vogel geen woord meer! :)
Wat leuk dat jij ook een kaart hebt gekregen. Mooi he? Lieve groetjesxx

L.W.Roth, said...

What a wonderful painting of your garden buddy. You really do handle watercolors with expertise.

And a nice card from Irina, who is a very clever woman, as well as being accomplished.

Sharon Whitley said...

Beautiful blackbird, I love my garden visitors as well and have quite a few blackbirds visiting. Thank you for sharing your lovely card as well

cathyswatercolors said...

Mr. Crow has just enough whimsy to make him special. The new header is terrific.

Sadami said...

Hi, Judy,
The work is lovely!
Enjoy drawing!
Cheers, Sadami

Tito said...

What a beautiful Blackbird, Judy. It's really lovely.
Congratulations for the card from Irina, she's a great watercolorist. Ciao!

Pat said...

So glad you're painting and posting, Judy - because this bird is magnificent!
How lovely for Irina to send the card to you. xx

Michael Bailey said...

Beautiful work, Judy, and a superb likeness of a familiar cheeky visitor!

Judy said...

Thank you Loulune! I have put you in my second bloglist!

Ciao Rita, and thank you! Lovely card you had!

Dankjewel Cora!

Muchas gracias, Sonia!

Thank you Jane! Irina is a wonderful painter!

Hoi Renate:) Ok, geen woord over de vogel! Ik had helemaal geen kaart meer verwacht, het was een hele verrassing.

Thank you Linda, Irina is a great painter!

Thank you Sharon, I love my garden visitors as well!

Thank you Cathy!

Thank you Sadami!

Thank you Tito! Ciao!

Thank you Pat! Irina is a great watercolour artist, isn't she!

Thank you Michael! He must have family overseas! :)

KonstantinaP said...

Dear Judy, so glad to see that you are back for good! You've done some truly wonderful paintings!! And your cute visitor is gorgeous!
Irina's card is amazing, you must be very happy.
Warm regards.

art by Renske said...

Hij is mooi geworden Judy.

Blaga said...

I like very much how you painted this all black bird so that it has enough volume and dimention, with soft light reflections here and there. You have a nice little gardening friend :)

Judy said...

Thank you Konstantina, I hope to paint and blog regularly.

Dankjewel Renske!

Hi Blaga, thank you! It was a very wet affair, this painting. It is always a gamble how that will dry up, but I am reasonably happy with the result. :)

John Simlett said...

Such a nice posting, Judy. Thanks for sharing. I love the bird picture!

Sandra said...

As always - beautifully and sensitively painted :0)

Studio at the Farm said...

He is a very handsome bird, Judy. I love hearing how he follows you around as you are gardening. :)

Danielle v/d Horst said...

Schitterend Judy hij is prachtig geworden en gefeliciteerd met je kaart lieve groetjes Danielle

Mari Jose Molina said...

beautiful bird! hugs!!

Betty said...

What a very pretty picture, I liked the little mouse too. Really lovely.

Judy said...

Thank you John, Sandra, Kathryn, Danielle, Mari Jose, Betty, for your kind comments! I am glad I portrayed my little gardening companion!

Ingrid Ormestad said...

Your painting is beautiful, Judy. I love your style! I too am lucky enough to have resident blackbirds and are lucky enough to have them nesting each year. :)

Cathy Holtom said...

I love your blackbird, you've painted him so well!

Susan said...

I love blackbirds and watching their antics - and yours is wonderful. You have a delicate and unique way with watercolor.

Rosa Viñas said...

Es un pájaro fantástico, muy bonito, como tu ratón. Te felicito también por tu regalo.

Un saludo

Jerry said...

That's fabulous Judy - you should paint more bids - you are so very good at capturing not only the form and colour but also the character.

Catharina Engberg said...

Judy...I really do think that your skills in watercolorpainting is improving more and more! It´s so nice to be here to watch it develope. Take care!

Judy said...

Ingrid, Cathy, Susan, Jerry, Catharina, thank you so much. I am overwhelmed by all your kind comments!

Simonne's fantasiestudio said...

Judy, je hebt je trouwe bezoeker mooi geschilderd !

groetjes,
Simonne

Lydie said...

Oh il est splendide ce merle, une idée merveilleuse pour ce défi.
C'est vraiment "cool" de recevoir un tel courrier. Bises !

Judy said...

Dankjewel Simonne!

Merci beaucoup Lydie!

Sproet said...

Heerlijk, zo treffend, die merel..ze zitten dit jaar ook veel bij ons in de tuin, komt vast van de lekkere appeltjes die ik zo nu en dan in de tuin leg, al is een wormpje helemaal haute cuisine, natuurlijjk!

Judy said...

Dankje Hermien! Ja appeltjes zijn ze gek op!

minnemie said...

Beautiful!! I agree with LW Roth -you handle watercolor with expertise - free and yet controlled where needed.