Monday, November 24, 2008

Goldfinch and Thistle


Goldfinich and Thistle
Originally uploaded by linfrye
This should be a short week with Thanksgiving to look forward to on Thursday. Hopefully, in between cooking and consuming, there should be a bit of time for painting.

The painting above is based on a photo reference, and I painted it using last week's techniques so that I can keep reinforcing the lessons I'm learning. I kept the scene a bit more simple than those done earlier to focus more emphasis on the goldfinch.

I'm not seeing many of these at my feeders these days. I suppose having 6 rollicking cats around doesn't make the birds feel welcome -- or safe. Makes me a little sad as I've enjoyed their company too. Maybe, once the kittens get older, we can all reach some kind of truce.

Have a good week!

8 comments:

Patti G. said...

Thank you for starting my Moanday morning with this bbbbbbbbeautiful piece Lin! Gorgeous bird and flowers and background! LOVELY!
Hugs,Patti

squawmama said...

Good Morning Lin, What a beautiful painting this morning... It just has so many beautiful colors in it... I will BET the cats have a lot to do with your birds not being there... Have a great day...

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Teresa said...

So soft and pretty... reminds me of an illustration from an Audubon book.

Teri C said...

Just beautous Lin! You need to put this painting on some of your zazzle products.

Anonymous said...

Wow! Not only is the bird lovely but those thistles (one of my favorite things!). So rainy and dreary here today and your painting just brightened up my day!
Hugs,
Lorraine

PS And bells don't seem to help with the cat/bird thing.

Jona said...

Truly beautiful... so soft and delicate...

Evidence of an Artistic Life said...

Beautiful!!
hugs, chris

Linda said...

Lin, I really like the way the background works to keep the focus on the birdie. Great!
:-)