Thursday, 4 September 2008

The Blue Tit in watercolour.




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The Blue Tit flies down
And sees water all around
And then the sound, plop!
Why not?

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10 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

There is a lot to be said for watercolor as a painting medium. I tried it lots of times. I tried all different kinds of watercolor paper. From De Arches to Fabulous cotton but the results were always the same.

My biggest problem was that my favorite artists wouldn't give me a single lesson. Bob Brubaker (some people own his works) was big around here in the 1960s and early 1970s. and his watercolors were astounding.

They were realistic in details but impressionistic in everything else. The colors were muted but vivid and I would have paid any price for a couple of lessons.

You see, Bob and I competed at art shows all across this area and I won the Best of Shows and Blue Ribbons in Oil Painting and Bob won in Watercolors.

Which brings me back to your Blue Tit.

I looked at this in a kind of disbelief because I am seeing some of the techniques Bob used. And do I like it? Yes, I do. It is very nice work and I hope you ask enough money for it when you get around to selling it.

Oh. And thanks for your visits to my blogs.

RiverSoul said...

I'm no good at valuing paintings and masterpieces like yours mate, but i'm sure this one would fetch you a gr8 amount of recognition and money too.
Wonderfully drawn, bro.
Well done,
:)

Crafty Green Poet said...

the bluetit is one of my favourite birds and you've captured its colours beautifully here

Dave King said...

The painting is great, just great. It shows a lot of confidence with a difficult medium.

ozymandiaz said...

gee, i saw the title and thought...
nevermind
it is a wonderful creation, the watercolor and the poem
definitely beyond my abilities. tried watorcolor many times
sad
sad
sad

Janice Thomson said...

The delicateness of the painting is a fantastic contrast and yet harmony to the words below. Beautiful capture of the Blue Tit in this painting Nick.

SandyCarlson said...

Why not, indeed. This is very beautiful, Nick.

Kathiesbirds said...

I like birds, so this is lovely to me. You captured the motion of the bird in flight well.

Sandy said...

ohhhh, love it.

ardi k said...

all very fresh an fun