Tuesday, June 30, 2015

CREATIVE TUESDAY ~LITTLE TWITTERS


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This has been a very fun theme and project for me as I am jumping back into Creative Tuesday with all heart, new supplies, new motivation and attitude.

The theme is "LITTLE TWITTERS".  You could go in many different directions with a "BIRD" theme.  Since I have always been a fast, loose painter I decided to pace myself, take several days and paint with purpose and detail.

I went to the Library last week and checked out a book on Birds.  I decided to do several different ones, and really try to get every detail as close as I could.



Sometimes I transfer what I want to paint, but since this feels like new beginnings....I free sketched first in pencil, and then painted each bird slowly, adding layers and details.



If you are wondering about the "Rusty Oil Can" at the bottom of the painting, that's the way I felt as I put the first stroke on the paper.  I'm really Rusty... and I could feel it.

But as I finished the first bird....new excitement and energy came and that old passion was back.  Again I want to thank Laurie for her words of encouragement.  It was that little "spark" that got my fire going.

Can't wait to see what the theme will be next time.

To see all the other "Little Twitters" just click on the CT badge on my sidebar.

52 comments:

  1. Just beautiful, Wanda!! You are truly a gifted artist!! I'm going now to see the others Little Twitters!

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    1. Thank you Linda....so special coming from you who is an artist in everything you do. Always wish I could be in your Art Night and learn from all of you.

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  2. Beautiful work Wanda, welcome back!

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    1. Thank you Christine...feels real good to be back with the group, and see several new artists. Good stuff.

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  3. Hi Wanda, Lovely art in every detail. Just beautiful! Enjoy your day.

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    1. Thanks Mildred. It was a lesson in patience as I had to slow down and be careful with every stroke.

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  4. I was wondering about the oil can 😉 Good way of making a personal connection to your emotional/physical state when you look back. Lovely.

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    1. HaHa...I kept saying to myself...you are really RUSTY, old girl.....finally I just had to paint the can!!!

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  5. I thought the oil can was for the birds so they can sing more beautifully :)) Love your birds, one day I'll be able to do that too :) And thanks for showing me how to draw a wooden board :))

    Have a beautiful day Wanda!
    Tinna ✐

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    1. Thank you so much Tinna. I think those birds did sing better with a little oil....haha

      Keep at your art every day...my problem was I let it set too long...and now I have to work my way back to where I was a couple years ago.

      So glad to meet you.

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  6. Your twitters are tweet! Seriously though, this is so beautiful, colourful and detailed. Wow!

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    1. Thank you Suza....I truly treasure your comments. You always touch my heart.
      Have a great day...take time to tweet a little song...Hugs.

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  7. So well done, I really like them.

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    1. Thanks so much...appreciate the comment.

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  8. Wanda, I was looking forward to seeing your post and you have not disappointed. You truly are the mistress of the watercolour. These are just exquisite and taking them slowly has obviously paid off.

    Is that your drink you have just dunked your brush in on the left of your header? LOL

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    1. HaHaHa, Linda...actually that is my ice tea and I like to drink it with a straw...I hadn't noticed it looks just like a brush....however, I have dipped my brush in my coffee several time...

      This was a real lesson in patience as I took almost a week layering and detailing the birds. Feels so good to be back at the drawing board.

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  9. Wanda, You did a great job on the birds. Did not take long for the rust to leave. LOL. I need to do that myself. I thought last year I was back to painting. It's the getting things out and putting them away that takes the joy out of painting watercolors for me. Bless you, xoxo,Susie

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    1. Hi Susie...If you noticed my header...I'm using the kitchen counter for this project. For all the years we lived up North, I had a spare bedroom that I could leave everything out....that was perfect. But we make adjustments, don't we....haha.

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  10. It sure doesn't look rusty to me. Just beautiful! :)

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    1. Thanks Tammy ~ It felt good to get back in the groove....

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  11. Wanda,
    I love the details and time you took on each bird. And then naming them. That's cool. Very exciting to hear your excitement and glad you are back.
    Blessings,
    Janis

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    1. Thanks Janis ~The book from the Library was very helpful. It was a good feeling having new paints and the brushes in hand.

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  12. That sounds like a theme I would love! And look at your set up! You have more space now than the old laundry room spot, don't you! I love the layering and detail you did. It not only doesn't look old and rusty, but you don't either, pretty lady. haha...

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    1. Thanks you Betsy. I thought of you with every stroke....I love birds too so this was a very fun experiment doing layers and details.

      The Kitchen counter is really nice...It was way too hot on the balcony....but I'll try it some cool morning.

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    2. Betsy, I'm sure your;s would have been lovely too!

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  13. Your art work is so beautiful! If only I could!

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    1. Thank you Bonnie ~ It was fun to get back in the swing of things and get some new supplies.

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  14. Wow, Wanda, these are incredible! Makes me think of Audubon illustrations. I have also lately been really into nature drawings, although on my end it's been a lot of plants/cacti. Love your drawings, and great to see you again on C.T.!

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    1. Thanks so very much. There is so much in nature to love and paint isn't there? It feels real good to be back...

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  15. Hi Wanda, you captured the likeness of each bird wonderfully. I like the oil can too. And you're not rusty anymore. :-)

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    1. Thanks Tracy ~ Funny when all was said and done, I really like the way the rusty oil can turn out. No...I'm feeling oiled...haha

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  16. such beautiful birds Wanda, perfect! I love your new banner too!!

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    1. Thanks so much Laurie...that banner is where I work in my kitchen. It was too hot to work on the balcony. Maybe early in the morning I can enjoy painting outside.

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  17. these birds are beautiful. you really put a lot of effort it them. I especially like the bluebird but I've always like blue things. such a wonderful set of birds for CT.

    have a very lovely day.

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    1. Thank you so much Lissa. I did take a lot longer to do this piece. Each layer had to dry and so I had to walk away for a while. But I was happy with the final results.

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  18. So pretty! I still wish I had learned to paint like that.
    Do you suppose there are watercolors in heaven?
    :0)

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    1. Thanks Martha....I'm sure there are watercolors in heaven...Just look at God's watercolors in the sky after a rain...love you.

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  19. Wow, Wanda, I think we all have Laurie to thank then! So what exactly did she say to you that inspired you back into your art and even doing CT again? Well, regardless, welcome back and girl, did you leave your mark! i love these. So beautifully done--like little gems. Esp love the blue bird. Thank you for explaining the oil can too. Too too funny.

    "...But as I finished the first bird....new excitement and energy came and that old passion was back"
    --I soooooo love to read things like this and to think CT's theme could be the catalyst. How wonderful, Wanda.

    Keep it up. Thank you so much for sticking with it. It really is a very previous piece. Love it.

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    2. Thanks so much Michael. Can't tell you how much I've enjoyed being back in the groove with new supplies and new motivation. What Laurie said was very simple, but it hit me like a rock. She said "when a painting is ready to be born, YOU WILL paint again. I kept thinking about that, and had called my paintings babies, so I guess you can say....I just gave birth...HaHa

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  20. Lovely paintings Wanda, I especially like the oil can. Your to funny! Happy July 1st..

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    1. HaHa Karen.....the oil can may be my favorite part of the painting...Maybe I'll paint another one with flowers coming out.... Thanks for your comment.

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  21. How creative you are! I really enjoyed taking that closer look at all the details.

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    1. Thanks Vee....I normally paint very loose and wet, this was a lesson in patience.

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  22. Sweet Wanda, you are so very talented! I thoroughly enjoyed seeing your lovely birds :) Hugs to you!

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    1. To God be the Glory.....I'm thankful for the love of watercolor he put in my heart at a very early age...I need to get back painting again. Thanks sweet Stephanie...Hugs

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  23. Amazing...you are indeed a special lady...
    So glad to have met you...
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. Well that goes both ways, my dear Linda....you and your blog has been a total delight to me. Glad we met too. Hugs

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