Monday, 12 May 2014

At Last out of the fog...

Pretty Boy
Watercolour 57cm x 38cm
Arches Bright White 300gsm CP Paper
Cannot say for sure as I have only one under my belt but it felt really good to be happy with one of my tries.
This is a Sulphur Crested Cockatoo and the inspiration to paint him came after going through photos from a decade ago, happy memories and finding this cute chap. He stopped by frequently on our balcony whilst holidaying on Hamilton Island and my holiday snap also included some pretty bougainvillea. It was fun creating a white bird using soft delicate colour.

15 comments:

  1. Great to see you painting again, Lorraine. And he is a handsome fellow indeed.

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  2. Lorraine, he is gorgeous! I love parrots anyway, but what a sweet look he's got. Can't imagine one stopping by! Keep painting!

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  3. Gorgeous mix of pastels with bright bold pinks! I would love a visit from this beautiful bird. Keep them coming Lorraine!!

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  4. Dear Lorraine - so glad you are out of the fog - just gorgeous parrot. Hope you have a great day.

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  5. Lovely shading in his plumage. I've never had such a gorgeous bird stop by where I was staying. Nice!!

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  6. Wonderful parrot! You have always a special touch for painting every animal,that come out so alive... they have,all, a particular presence, a lot of individual character. Bravo!!!

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  7. You have not lost your touch, Lorraine! Glad to see your paintings again. Another one to add to your beautiful animal series.

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  8. Hi Lorraine, thank you for sharing your beautiful painting. He looks like a very happy bird :) I love the colours - so delicate...

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  9. Hi Lorraine! I'm glad you've recovered your stamina and can have fun again with your art. It helps to take a break and think of something else. Great job with the plumage, you must feel good about this one! xx

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  10. A fabulous bird, how wonderful to have that kind of beauty sitting on your balcony :-) You painted 'him 'beautifully !

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  11. Thank you sincerely friends and followers, it certainly gives me a wobbly time when frustration hits so it was certainly nice to have something work. Welcome Marielle nice to hear from you

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  12. Lovely to see you back Lorraine and with a stunner too.

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  13. This is a GORGEOUS painting Lorraine! You've really captured the cocky's personality and the softness of his feathers! You've broken through your barrier in style!

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  14. What a lovely touch to get some color in there - but not too much - for him to read as so white :) Pretty!

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  15. good to see you back painting.... lorraine beautiful palette greys whites and touch of yellow .

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