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Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Another Watercolor Painting - Serene Cardinal

Another cardinal - number 8 in the trials mentioned in the previous post. He is more serene than the first one. Painted the same way but with an entirely different result!

It's amazing what can happen if you just try a little. After so many wonderful people, both online and off, encouraged me to continue with the birds, I was bold enough to paint a few to list on Etsy and have had the good fortune to sell a chickadee. You can see the remaining listings over there on the left.
Of course, I'm just as excited as a kindergartner at a carnival! I'm planning more small paintings and have a notion for birds of prey in larger formats. Any thoughts or ideas?


E-J said...

He is serene indeed! Love the sharp treatment of his eye and other details among the softness of everything else. These make a wonderful series.

Be encouraged. Be very encouraged!

purplepaint said...

This is wonderful! Love the softness of it!

Deb said...

Beautiful, Monette!!! I love the goldfinch, too!

Owls would be interesting birds of prey.

kazumiwannabe said...

He looks less angry than the first one, and beautiful too! Your series is great - I can't wait to see what your're going to do with the birds of prey (I love them, too - they represent freedom and space for me).

Monette Satterfield said...

Thanks e-j, for noticing the details of the eyes and such. I do pay special attention to them.

I'm excited to get started on the birds of prey and have eagles, hawks, osprey and owls in mind. Now, when I add some more time to the day...