Monday, March 2, 2009

And they bowed to their king

While I continue to experiment and learn with my watercolors, I relax in between and play with pastels.
Oil pastels mixed with pencil, I like them best on paper, smooth paper. The pencil is not good on canvas.
Birds, with their roundish body but rather "graphical" legs, feet and beaks (and feathers), are a nice subject for this matter. Things are a little dark here, that's because I used the camera and not the scanner because of the smudgyness...

And oups, Blogger has pixies in it's polices right now....?

"The black pearl"
Oil pastel on Hahnemühle paper, 25 x 25 cm
"Well groomed"
Oil pastel on Hahnemühlepaper, 25 x 25 cm

"They bowed to their king"
Oilpastel, on Hahnemühle Paper, 25 x 25 cm
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31 comments:

soulbrush said...

i love pastels too. they are delightful, love the last one.

Jessie Lilac said...
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Jessie Lilac said...

Sorry about this, I'll try and send my comment again. I think my computer's gone funny this morning!
I love these birds with their wibbley wobbley legs and the colours are glorious :)x

tammy vitale said...

wow! "and they bowed" is ...well, WOW! Love all of them but that one really jumps off the page at me. And you're just learning water colors? Ok, I give up.

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Oh how fun these are and so colorful. My post is about birds too, altho real. I LOVE all these.

sukipoet said...

I really like the combination of pastel and pen or pencil. The last picture at first glance looks like some tulips! Then we see the tipping birds. Wonderful.

Martine said...

Do they? And i bow to you!
Great work.
XXXm

Lynn said...

These are all wonderful birds...the top one has such a good feel to his posture/pose...the second one is fat and happy as well as coy...and the bottom three won my heart as a can-can revue in Gay Paree.

~Babs said...

My gosh Andrea,,,I LOVE these birds!
Each is unique in it's own specialness.
Oil pastel can be so much fun,,,and I can see you know that!

Artist Unplugged said...

These are really beautiful and brilliant colors........ooooooo,aaaaaaah, pretty!

Dianne said...

The colours are yummy! I am also playing with oil pastels, crayons and watercolour on very smooth paper.
These drawings are such fun!

Rosie said...

Thoses bids are very funny. Nice blog!

Rosie said...

Birds...I mean Birds

Wurzerl said...

Liebe Andrea,
ok, Drachen, Vögel, Deine "Fauna"-Sprünge sind gewaltig, passend zu Deiner Phantasie und Kreativität. Hübsch sind alle drei Bilder, aber am genialsten finde ich das Trio ganz unten. Man guckt und fragt sich, sind das nun 3 Feuervögel oder sind es doch 3 Tulpen?(Deine Assoziation für den endlich einfliegenden Frühling?) Bilder mit Fragezeichen sind doch immer wieder die spannendsten, hat mich die Münchner Kandinsky-Ausstellung wieder gelehrt!

Ganz liebe Grüße sendet Dir Wurzerl

katie jane said...

These are adorable little bird, Andrea. Such fun sketches. You offer me encouragement.

choule[bnkr] said...

the third artwork is nice and funny.

Heidi Alfonzo said...

Andrea, I have given you the Kreativ Blogger Award! Congrats!! Feel free to pick it up at my blog any time!

klaproos said...

lovely birds andrea, this one and the red ones are my favorite, ik looks so simple but doing it is a different ball game,

have a nice weekend
klaproos

Genie said...

Wow Andrea, just Speechless!!
they are wonderful.
Have a great weekend

Clevelandgirlie said...

Your imagination lives in a wonderful world of doodles and dragons and birdies. These are sweet. I knew Wurzerl would love them!
XO

flo said...

J'adore cette série d'oiseaux ébouriffés par le pastel ,

Meg Wolff said...

Andrea,
I like the addition of your self portrait at age 6!

SCL said...

the 3 oramge bids are my favourite - i love oil pastel as well

Steve

Kim said...

Whooo! These are lovely Andrea! You are really doing a lovely job with these new materials. I think it is the expressions I love the most...well, yes, even the expressions on "And They Bowed To Their King" :)

Heather Bartlett said...

The bowing birds are GREAT! They are comical and whimsical! It's the kind of thing that makes you smile.

I also wanted to tell you that I am looking for artists who would post about the inspiring things around their studios. Please see my entry here: http://www.heatherbartlettart.com/2009/03/studio-inspiration/

I would love it if you would do a post about stuff that inspires you and post some studio photos to share and then link from the comment section of my website so I can then come back here and see your post about your studio. I love to learn about the things that inspire other artists that they keep around them every day.

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

not fan but this one are nice

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Martine said...

They are lovely Andrea but no king needs bowing that long.
All well?
XXXm

Peter J. Crowley said...

Just a brief hello,
I have been not around as much as I would like to be, too many tasks of no consequence that have to be done. Love the "And they bowed to their King" enjoy pjc

Stocker Astrid said...

Hola querida Andrea!

En reconocimiento a tu rabajo, en mi blog encontraras algo para ti.
Muchas gracias por compartir tus ideas y creaciones tan maravillosas.

Recibe un afectuoso abrazo

Paula said...

These three are just wonderful. Love the pose.